I really enjoyed this thread last year, looking at how everyone's lovely gardens progressed throughout the seasons so thought we should open a new one for this year. We've been having a major overhaul in our gardens, front and back this last fortnight. We've had professional landscape gardeners in to do the back breaking work, through all weathers, mostly wet the first week which made the garden a mud pool. One day in particular it absolutely tipped down with rain all day but they valiantly worked on whilst getting exceedingly wet. We've now got a lovely new, small rockery, which I planted up at the end of last week (first time I've gardened in winter in very cold weather ) and these little beauties have come out today. Lovely to see in these gloomy days of February. My main border, which had become a bit of a mess, last week looked like this with only a couple of roses and a hypericum left in. I kept a lot of my old plants from various parts of the garden and, this weekend, I've planted the border up with some of them and some daffodil bulbs so, hopefully, before long, things will start to grow. I'm really pleased with how its turned out, its not Kew Gardens but its my own little patch and I look forward to seeing how it progresses when we get into spring and summer.