rather than plotting, as the weather is so warm. Mind you I have cut the grass all round the outer edge, but will leave the paths for now.
I’m pleased to see that the second row of broad beans have started appearing, as have the beetroot and carrots.
Yesterday I’d just got there and was opening the shed when there was a squawking behind me. Turning round I was surprised to that it was a starling by the nearby pond. Perhaps it was telling me that it needed refilling. Being that close I got a good look at its wonderful iridescent feathers gleaming in the sunlight.
Out the front at home this lilac has started flowering, and these two plants are looking good.
The pink/white flowering plant is a skimmia japonica and the white one is a choisya tenata (Mexican orange). (My thanks for identifying these, and the post has been edited accordingly).
Have a good week!