Following a chilly start it’s been a nice sunny day. On the plot I started sowing annual flower seeds. I scattered love-in-a-mist and pot marigolds seeds on the flower patch after I’d weeded and partly hoed it.
The California poppies have their own patch where there are some plants that have survived from last year, and one has a flower about to unfurl. I’ve sowed more including a packet of eschscholzia californica Ivory Castle.
Over the coming week I’ll be sowing cosmos, nasturtiums and sunflowers.
The rhubarb is growing really well so I picked the first few stems.
I mentioned recently that I saw a jackdaw on the site and this morning I saw one on the plot. It was a day for corvids as there were plenty of crows and magpies about as well.
It looks like being cloudy tomorrow with some rain from mid-afternoon, a typical May Bank holiday. By next weekend temperatures are expected to reach 20C/68F during the day and 10C/50F overnight.
Have a good week!