The garden is looking lovely, if a bit fluffy round the edges but I don't mind that. Everything is moving so quickly, its as if it is trying to make up the time lost in early spring when nothing seemed to move at all. We are so relieved we didn't open in April this year. Visitors - assuming some braved the cold and rain - would have been looking at sogginess and mud! We spent today weeding and mulching the woodland garden with home made compost, a really satisfying spring job! Photos l to r - apple blossom, fern fronds unfurling, wisteria in bud, Exchordia. All taken at Charnwood 17 May 2013.