It’s not all that bleak:
Just what these sprouts are, uncovered by foraging Blackbirds, I’m not sure. Definitely not bluebells, or chives which they certainly resemble. In theory they should be Dog’s Mercury as that’s about the first woodland plant to show in Strid Wood. I’ll keep my eyes peeled and report once they’ve put on a little more growth.
Although the plants are readying for Spring I’m still burning a bit of wood in the stove which today added a little extra something to the sun light.
Wow see that sunlight shining through the shelter – the worst is over!