The Ides of March

Derek writes:Beware the Ides of March said a soothsayer in BC 44 and the rest was history for Julius Caesar. ( ‘O” level English literature).
The 15th March is an important day in the Shurvell household, with a birthday and the date we use to measure whether the season is early, late or par.
At the end of the Courtlands drive is a large  Magnolia campbellii tree, planted in victorian times. It has medium sized pink blooms and is quite splendid this year.
It is now fully out and the season is classed as par.