This winter has really been so wet we are having great difficulty in working on the soil. The water table is so high after each shower we end up with laying water everywhere, so we are all in wellies!  However there are the first signs of spring, bulbs appearing, peas and beans shooting, and seedlings starting in the greenhouse. We have spent the winter months getting routine maintenance completed, updating the watering system, washing endless pots and generally improving our garden for the coming season, so that we can welcome visitors in 2018.