It is official: February was the sunniest month on record and it was also very dry. The beginning of the month was also very warm and on 10th February we were able to eat lunch in the garden of our friends, Sue and John. That must be a record! On a couple of days we awoke to a frost, which put some of the plants back a bit. However, on the whole we were able to enjoy a lot of colour in the garden. The hellebores did particularly well this year. We decided to replace one third of our autumn raspberry canes so George was kept busy removing the old ones and digging over the ground; quite a tedious task.