Finally, summer has arrived with the opening of the cheery sunflowers, and nature decides to pay me a visit!
The garden has grown a lot thanks to rain and lots of sunshine – with Foxgloves and others coming into bloom… plus a surge of bees cause a problem!!
After some heavy April showers, the garden has leapt forwards with lush growth and flowers, but there’s still plenty more seeds to sow… including some for next year’s garden!
The Crocus ‘Giant Ruby’ bulbs have grown and are about to flower, and some of the veg are already growing.
The Crocus ‘Giant Ruby’ bulbs have begun to peep through the soil.
Bees play a crucial role in the garden and also in the food production industry. Crocuses make the perfect early food for them.
The garden is continuing to provide as the first strawberries are picked; the second courgette is picked; and new plants arrive.
A second wave of Rocket has been set; the first Courgette is almost ready for picking; the Aubergine’s patiently await planting out; and the Campanula begins seeding.
The garden has really progressed this week with a few ‘firsts’ too – the Courgettes are forming, the Aubergines are budding up, and next year’s Foxgloves have germinated.
I’ve been planting out my seed-grown plants today – all 3 hours of them!
Rain arrives! So, it’s off to the garden centre where I pick up some strawberries and yet more herbs.