Winter is begining to let go her grip at last on the garden and the snowdrops are out in full bloom. Some crocuses are also in flower and the daffodils are not far behind them. It has been quite mild and buds are now breaking on the branches of shrubs and trees. I have been re-designing the garden a bit. Mainly the lawn which I am trying to enlarge so there will be less of flower beds to weed! I am not getting any younger and certainly not as fit as I was! I have made a new vegetable plot and a place to have my compost heap. The fish in the small pond have got their first feed of the year. I cannot belive they have come through such a harsh winter with so much deep ice on the pond surface. Coming by the large pond today I noticed some frog spawn. Yesterday I watched a female frog getting half choked round the neck with one male and another one clinging to her legs. Frogs are not my favourite creatures! Hope it stays dry the rest of the week but the forecast is not too good.