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?