The terrible Easter weather has now subsided, and you might be tempted outside to assess what's left of your garden. Hopefully all the fences and buildings remain. But some plants took a battering during the storm, and many of the flowers on my Magnolia Stellata look somewhat shredded. Even the daffodils looked a bit flattened, although being tough they are beginning to stand up again. It's a good time to look at gaps in the spring border. It can be hard to remember where to plant more spring bulbs when the borders are full in October/November, so I like to take photos of the empty areas to remind me. I also keep a garden notebook, 'What worked and what didn't'. Then it's easy to recall your favourite bulb and plant combinations, and you can repeat and refine them every year, until you reach perfection!