I take photos for two reasons and these are taken into account when I am culling them. The first reason is I am attempting to produce pictures that I can share with you and use to illustrate a point without having to apologise for the quality. I also take them for scientific records. Even if a photo is blurry and uninspiring I hold on to it to show which dahlia was flowering on a certain day or, in this case, exactly when the crocuses were showing their fresh green shoots on Lord and Lady Mantle’s estate. This means I can compare year on year. If I wanted to. Which as yet I have not felt the need to. I’m a pretty pathetic scientist.