The sun is shining here again today, but it is still cold. The deer are having a really good go at the garden and they have left very few things alone. More excitingly there is some new planting taking place, where we have cleared the bamboo at the bottom of the drive and in the rockery. It is pruning time so quite a lot of the lovely winter colour from the gorgeous Cornus has vanished, thankfully the daffodils are coming out and some of our early flowering rhododendrons are also providing a bit of much needed colour. Not long until we open again in May – get the date in your diaries 25th & 26th 10.30-4.30 more info on our gardens page.