Unexpectedly today the sun was warm for volunteers and visitors who found sheltered spots in the Italian Garden and the walled kitchen garden. The daffodils were looking a bit sorry for themselves, flattened by the wind, but they usually bounce back. And it is lovely to see the first flowers on the magnolias we have planted and the fresh leaves on older trees, including our favourite acer. And the tulips are readying themselves for flowering… maybe they will colour up for visitors next Thursday.
Jobs completed this week: final (?) tree planting; dividing perennials; pruning and tidying; cutting grass edges; planting out rosemary cuttings; stripping down the mower; and mending bin covers…. not bad for a cold day.