The big pond clean up has started…. the men manned the pump and took care of the fish, while Christine pretty much single handed barrowed away old weed for composting. As I write the pump is still whirring away and we hope that on Saturday we will be able to remove the lilies, divide them and clean up the base. Fingers crossed that the pump does the trick by then!

Elsewhere, snowdrop clumps were divided, so that they should be even more spectacular next year – although we cannot bank on them coming out so perfectly on time next year and with such glorious weather!

These last two snowdrop weekends have probably been exceptional though – together with group tours we have already welcomed nearly 3000 visitors to the Gardens!