In Shetland, spring can be deceptive – it might seem it’s really here to stay this time, only to be swiftly pushed away again by days of blizzards and bitterly cold winds. But when it does finally arrive, it’s with vigour and elation. Everything in the garden is waking up after the long winter sleep and there are signs of new life everywhere. It’s such an uplifting feeling! And then the hotly anticipated, bright pink stalks of rhubarb appear, to officially mark the beginning of the new gardening season in Shetland.