Hi Everyone, Its been a busy week, a recommendation for visiting the gardens in The Times this weekend, Our Green Tourism Award Assessment on Wednesday and Gateshead Countryside Team here today, they want to do some wildlife surveys here during the summer, I’ll keep you updated on results. While the team were here we spotted a male smooth newt and a palmate newt in the pond, frogspawn in the waterlilies sales area and I was dividing some winter aconites tonight and uncovered a toad. The frogspawn is a month later than usual. The Snowdrops are still flowering, so are the Crocuses, Chionodoxia, Muscari, Hellebores Primula and Hepaticas. The daffodils are just starting with the tiny Tete a Tete varieties and Winter Follies with about 30 more varieties to flower between now and the bluebells.