Plenty of water about, but we don't complain, other places have had it much worse than us, and the raised beds seem to be doing their job.
I cleared out the wet end a bit as it has gone from a weed dump to a rain pond again
There was some lovely squelching noises when I was digging it out.
I am pulling the biggest leeks as the winter wears on, it has been really good for leeks so far.
The Nero di Toscana are looking like a stand of palm trees
And signs of spring! Pink buds on the blackcurrant bush. (none yet on the red and white currants or goose berries)
Buds on the apple trees, especially the ones in pots. (Sorry about the blurriness, I haven't figured out how to do close-ups or if it is even possible with this camera)
And even buds on the pear tree. The buds are sort of rusty looking, I hope that isn't a bad sign, but there are plenty of them. (This photo is a good clear close-up, but I have no idea why)