Although it took several hours graft over the past couple of days, I have to admit the yard is looking good – fingers crossed the sun makes a holiday appearance this weekend. Given the recent poor weather Mrs G’s allotment is still bare, with nothing in the ground. Trees and hedges have yet to get going and there’s little sign of bluebells. Thankfully our swallows and ponies are settling in, blackbirds have built a nest outside the kitchen window and sparrows are in the eaves. Rabbits (and spiders) are everywhere.