As we move into February, sadly with the national lockdown the garden has had to remain closed. However with staff popping in and out to do checks and resource online sessions, we have been able to take photos and make videos of what’s happening, so that everyone can stay up to date with the first signs of spring. Bulbs have started to emerge from the ground and snowdrops have all started flowering. Hellebores have also come into flower and to the front of the garden Sarcococca is now on flower and smelling amazing. A few weeds are now appearing in the vegetable beds, but this will not be difficult to sort out when we are all back working. Meantime the weather has brought us more snow and very cold weather, so it’s certainly been warmer being together while on our daily Teams meet up from our living spaces at home. Plant quizzes, baking, games, conversation, cooking yoga and lots of exercise and mindfulness has all been a part of our daily get togethers, so we have all had the opportunity to keep fit and active while it’s been cold. We have even been keeping track of our daily steps while we go out on daily walks. Hopefully march will be warmer, so we can all get outside to enjoy the outdoor spaces around us more.