.... with only 1.7c at 8am, but the strong sun has soon worked its magic and it's already 15c by 11am.
Hopefully today's main job will be staining the sundeck - a job postponed from yesterday on account of the wind. It's calm today - much better for spraying.
This japonica is always a mass of blossom in the early spring, although it's not grown very large over the years. It's in a hot dry spot, which I think will restrict its growth.