Following some welcome overnight rain Sunday into Monday everything is growing well.
The first row of beetroot Babybeat have finally appeared, and the first lot of climbing French beans Sultana and runner beans Moonlight have all germinated. The Borlotti beans have yet to show but I seem to recollect that these take longer and are rather erratic. The sweet corn seeds are showing and so far the juvenile magpies haven’t hoicked them out the ground.
It looks like there’ll be lots of strawberries, raspberries and blackberries this year. Amazingly the grape vine which was frosted towards the end of April has not only grown new leaves but is showing signs of grapes forming.
Some of the cosmos Xanthos and dwarf sunflowers Musicbox which I planted out recently already have flower buds on them.
The poached egg plant flowers have finished but the love-in-a-mist are now flowering.
The rose Pretty Lady has already shed it’s petals so I dead-headed it yesterday, which seemed rather strange as it’s usually only just starting to flower around now. Here it is a couple of weeks ago in all it’s floriferous glory.
A robin was around yesterday and this morning Foxy appeared, had a drink from the pond then wandered off.
Have a good weekend!