That first venture of the gardening year when you make such a mess and uncover some little treasures but oh that Joie de Vie.
Despite my stiff joints and arthritis courtesy of a tick bite I was able to make a start in the garden.
So far it seems to have rained nearly every day since Christmas, so except for watering some of the plants in the greenhouse, this is the first time I could face doing some gardening. I didn't intend to garden, I just went to water the greenhouse and then realised it is Valentine's Day. I had forgotten I needed to prune the clematis. Margery Fish in her book We Made a Garden suggests Valentine's day as a good date to prune late flowering and Viticella type clematis.