It’s the end of April already and it has been a month of contrasts; last weekend I was wearing shorts and this weekend, I deployed the padded overalls while working at the plot. On balance, I prefer the shorts.
On the other hand, the plants seem to quite like this variable warm, hot, cold weather and everything is green and lush.
I’m pleased with the new flower border by the Wendy shed. The Aquilegia, Geum and Valerian are getting ready.
The peonies are in bud and the green/red of their leaves contrasts beautifully with the lime of the euphorbia
The roses have put on a phenomenal growth spurt this week
and the strawberries have arrived – still tiny and green but full of potential
The apple tree that I transferred from the old allotment site in late 2016 has masses of blossom this year.
How’s your plot progressing?
I’ve also found that the plants seem happy with the seesaw weather. My apples and strawberries aren’t yet in bloom (later varieties) but yours look lovely. Good to see the apple tree survived its move.
Yes, the blossom on the apple tree was very sparse last year, so I’m pleased to see she has decided she likes her new home!
It’s all looking good. I’m reasonably happy with mine at the moment. xx
The apple blossom is beautiful – great photo. I’ve not planted the first earlies yet (gulps) but come Saturday it’s frantic planting day. Rhubarb keeps on coming though…
Thanks. I’m eating lots of rhubarb baked with orange and a bit of cinnamon for breakfast at present. How are you using yours?
That sounds good – and not far away from my own uses. I’ve finished a post on rhubarb three ways – it’ll be up at the end of this week. If I may, check out Big Rhubarb Round Up! Thanks.