Finally, for the first time in ages it's raining in Exeter. Until this morning I had been considering getting the hosepipe out to water the garden - it's incredibly dry and I have lots of small vulnerable plants in the borders at the moment. I'm not sure if it's being in the South or having clay soil or a bit of both, but we don't seem to have much of a balance throughout the year - either the garden is muddy, sticky and has surface water or the soil is dry and cracked.
We're hoping to turf the back lawn this March. Hope that coincides with a wet spell or I will be out with the hosepipe very soon.