Thanks for all your thoughts everyone, I appreciate it.
Maeve well done to Goldie and you have two cockerels! Er I mean roosters.You say potato, I say ... potarto, well you know what I mean.
Yes spring is coming along nicely here thanks.The daffodils have been out for a few weeks and the cherry trees are covered in blossom. The birds are nesting ang singing their little hearts out. I mowed the lawn last weekend and potted up some pelargonium plug plants from the garden centre. I'm going to put them out in containers at the end of May. Usually that's the end of the frost but we've hardly had any this winter and no snow at all, just rain rain rain.