I also cleared brambles and a lot of trailing grasses. None the less, things are not looking as overgrown as I'd feared, and the ground is soft now so weeding and planting are both fairly easy. I am hopeful that I will be able to do some raised beds this year. I am thinking squashes and leeks, if I get the time. And some new strawberry plants too.
A few bulbs are showing shoots, but everything seems to be very late in the garden this year. No sign of any snowdrops yet.