Our Christmas Cactus, which I have learned today is a Schlumbergera, is growing new leaves which are very delicate and pink. Walking up from town (hard work but rewarding! I made it!) the huge Magnolia at the bottom of the lane is just coming into flower.2 In the little herb wall, these crocuses are taking over from the purple and orange ones. I love the dusty pollen scattered inside.3 The Tete-a-tete continue to flower – such a long and happy season. Here they are in tiers in our back garden.