Wonderful photos, Debra. I'm still kicking self for not having planted snowdrops b/c for sure they'd be up by now.
I've had one session of yanking back the hedge of dead nasties because they cover the corner where my clump of daffs are. Lo and behold, guess what is coming up? And the lonely little spot below my front steps, bordering on driveway, is showing just the beginnings of some of the tulips. There will be more in the front, tulips inherited from others, and some nice scillas (although in the wrong places) -- haven't checked them yet.
In the herb garden, two of three of the Debra Heritage chive plants are growing, still very small but determined. Not sure about the third. I think the sage is ok -- needs a trim of old growth, but there are new little leaves there already. Don't think the parsley has reseeded itself -- I don't expect that, although it's nice when it happens. The lavender is ok too, although very straggly -- not sure how to cut it back w/o killing it, but I don't want straggle. Otherwise, just a lot of open space for the annuals, like basil, parsley, etc. The rosemary is standing tall, but I think that's a dead tall.