Yesterday was the vernal equinox, a bit of a misnomer because if TPP understands it correctly, the night and day light hours are not exactly equal because of something or other about when the day is declared started and finished. But this doesn't matter because spring is declared when our plants start to flower. Today the snowdrops, one small cluster, were declared in flower, our first flowers of the 2014 season, so it's spring. Today was the first day the Phactors took a tour of the estate, and the damage was pretty grim, a combination of bad bun-buns and severe cold. Both took a toll. Spring clean up will be quite a chore.