It is so uplifting to get outside in the fresh air and do some physical work. I've spent time tidying up the beds (from the path, as far as possible, with the odd step onto the deeper areas), pruning hydrangeas, taking off dead bits from last year's perennials.(despite losing the protection from frost that these bits can give the plants) turning the top of the flower beds a bit so they look fresh, tying up things that should have been tied up at the end of last season and weren't and just assessing the condition of things and making plans for this year. I planted some pots of bulbs and the above-mentioned cheap acquisitions from the garden centre. Just a few hours, but what a difference in my mental state! I do live in mild South Wales and was actually too hot on Saturday afternoon, gardening in the sun. Also, I got the first stint of gardening over with, the one that leaves me with stiff, aching muscles, so I'm ready for whatever the rest of the year brings in the garden. Lovely!