There are big fat buds on the climbing hydrangea against the wall too.
And see all these primrose plants ready for some sunshine and they too will flower - isn't nature wonderful?
PS Yesterday's drip drip turned to a downpour last night and this morning the snow has all but disappeared from our garden - can't tell you how good it is to look out onto greenery again! Never thought I would miss green and wet so much but then I am English!!