Imbolc has come and gone. Although the weather is stormy and very wet, it is quite mild, so the plants have forged ahead with 'springing'. Our snowdrops are well ahead, this year. The first to bloom was in the first week of January...early even for us. The witch hazel in the front garden is laden with its' strange, spindly, spicy blossoms. Last year, it hardly made any flowers.
The garden as a whole needs a good overhaul. As most of it is water meadow, I think it could be some while before we can actually do anything, other than count what is in flower.