Contrary to how it might appear I didn’t scalp (or shrink the head of) a banshee, nor have I been auditioning to play the lead in Hamlet, but rather neglected a potted chive plant by leaving it outside on the balcony throughout the long, cold winter.

But (and this is why I love winter and spring in equal measure – we can’t have one without the other!) there is hope…

Hurrah for new, green shoots!