Current state of gardens
Here we go. I spent the afternoon clearing the back yard of goutweed... it was all through the bed on the right side of the image. Required a lot of care to try to pull all the stolons without killing the daffodils (so few of them are in bloom that I'd like to enjoy them this one last time before I yank them in a couple of weeks).
There are three roses in this yard, and I'm not sure if they've really survived winter. I'll give them a couple of weeks to prove themselves. If they've survived, I'll move them to the front garden. If not... well, compost time.
It looks like some of the roses in the front garden are also a bit slow or haven't made it. I'll have to give them some time to see how they do: