Finally the sun is out. Everything feels different! It's the first course of the year on Monday, sadly some people cancelled because of the weather, and who can blame them because it is true that the gardens are looking shall we say slightly less than their best, not the best example for Planning a Cutting Garden! I overpicked two days ago as there were loads of ranunculus that just needed picking, and the last of the tulips are sad and browning, but I love them none the less for that. So I get to enjoy them, and it means the flower studio got a good wash and brush up and tidy before the course.