We’ve had good weather for coaxing the garden into growth. The alpines are flourishing, and all the new plants that we put in a few weeks ago are now well-established. We’ve even had a few days of warm rain, so no need for watering the garden. The strawberry plants have set blossoms, and although I haven’t seen any bees, they’ve obviously been around because the plants are already setting berries in massive amounts. Peder put the tomato plants into his very clever “Hozelock” self-watering-growbag-system, so hopefully the warm weather that the Met Office promises our way will spur them on happily. The wild flower garden is just on the edge of bursting into bloom, and I think it will be gorgeous this summer. The cornflowers bloomed last week, but the ox-eye and daisies are at end of bud stage. All in all, this summer looks very promising. Here are a few photos of what’s happening in the garden this week. Each photo is ‘clickable’ so you can view it in full size.
p.s. just a note – these photos were all taken with my new iPhone. I cannot get over my surprise at the photo quality from a little phone!