I was lucky to be able to visit Barnsdale Gardens again yesterday (one of my favourite de-stress places) and the weather was very kind to me (www.barnsdalegardens.co.uk). I managed to escape the cold wind and find some sheltered spots to enjoy the sunshine in. Above are a couple of the photos I took - one showing a tracery of branches from the hazel tunnel against the blue sky, and the other showing hellebores and grape hyacinths. Although plants are about a month behind their usual flowering time, they are catching up quickly. Spring - I love it!