On 1st March, meteorological spring arrived and with it ‘The Beast from the East’! Even Kilmington experienced quite heavy snowfall, followed by freezing rain which made getting out and about decidedly slippery and caused many icicles to form! Thankfully the snow has almost disappeared and the resilient spring flowers are very much in evidence. Thoughts can now turn to activity in the garden as all around us lovely, bright yellow daffodils have appeared, along with snowdrops and crocuses. Tulips are beginning to push through and bud-laden trees and shrubs promise new growth in the weeks ahead. Now we can look forward to longer days when our members can put all their gardening skills to good use.