I found out today from the keeper that the family have returned to London, I was expecting them to be here all week so I don't know if something has gone off to force an early return.
Today I set out to plant up a couple of big Tomato plants but after only getting the canes in, I usually put those in first and plant to them so as not to spear the plant later. Anyway I got no further because after standing and taking stock a while (like the farmers in the picture above) I decided that the greenhouse needed a clean up. I have the plastic bubble wrap up all winter and it seems to turn the glass green so after lunch I set too and washed all the glass in the first part of the house and then I disinfected all the walls and any other bits that looked like good hiding places for nasty critters. So now its all fresh and clean ready for the summer. I have the second part to do sometime but I will wait until I move the plants from there to the conservatory for the summer.