Gardens open for the new season

Spring crocuses outside the houseThe gardens open for the start of the 2014 season this weekend which means a hive of activity tidying the areas we’ve managed to ignore for the last couple of months.  Borders are still far too wet so working from planks which feels like doing a circus act on a tightrope. The crocuses and snowdrops are at their best and full of bumble bees on a sunny day.