A break from Brexit which I think we are all getting fed up with !!Masses of daffodils already out and the Camellias are also starting to flower. Clematis Armandii will soon be in its full glory, Magnolia kobus is a joy to watch with the buds popping open - just waiting to see whether we will get a repeat visit from the Waxwings this year. They are not normally seen across into the Westcountry but we had them here in 2017 when they stripped all the berries off the Rowan trees in less than an hour.. Our Sparrow population can be seen taking nesting material in under the barn eaves, gosh they are a noisy bunch. One brave squirrel whom we have named ‘Carling’ (remember the Carling lager advert with the squirrel?!) has started to run up one tree, jump onto he main electricity cable, tightrope walk approximately 50ft before leaping onto another tree and down to the ground. We think it so that ‘Carling’ can look down on Woody our feline incumbent who has grown from a poor abandoned teenage kitten to the most magnificent confident and friendly cat. He's massive,. at over 7kgs he is the new 'Beast of Dartmoor' !Woody loves to meet guests and is definitely a 'gardening' cat, following Alan everywhere and 'helping' (if you can call it that) with gardening duties.Our NGS OPENINGS in 2019, for the BLUEBELLS will be Private individual visits and Group/Society tours Mid April to Mid May so ‘phone 01626 832258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.. 2018 ‘Bluebells’ raised £850 for charity (in two and a half hours!!) Visitors enjoyed looking round the wonderful garden and consuming scrummy tea/coffee and cakes !! We will also be doing Private individual visits and Group/ Society tours during July and August for the summer garden and our National Collection of Eucryphias which should be at their best- contact details as above.