We have blossom! Hurray! For weeks I have been admiring other people’s gorgeous pictures of blossom emerging from more southern latitudes, and now it has finally arrived with us! This is the damson blossom that over hangs our garden from next door’s tree. In the autumn they let us pick what damsons we can reach and we always have enough for at least half a dozen jars of delicious jam.
Aside from the primroses that are still going strong, more colours are emerging.
Last time’s acer is still so so so gorgeous:
And my other one is coming into leaf too..
So beautiful, huh?
In the greenhouse the seedlings are starting to grow thanks to the *slightly* sunnier days we’ve had (though as I write this it is howling a gail and raining heavily).
The courgettes are popping up:
And these blue flowers look great…called blue flowers because someone ripped the top of the seed packet and chucked it, and that’s the part that has the name of the flower on – who’d do that? *Stares at feet and whistles*
I’m hardening off my cauliflowers and made a wood-pigeon-proof little nursery outdoors with an old fire guard. I tuck them up in the greenhouse at night, but I’m thinking they might be ready to plant out at the weekend.
What looks promising for next time’s post are my bluebells…
..and the ceanothus…
This will be covered with blue flowers soon, but I’m loving the textures and depth of green and purple just now.
In veg bed news, my shallots have finally started to grow. Despite my willing them daily to shoot, there’s no sign of peas yet. I sowed some carrots in between the garlic and onions after watching Monty on Gardener’s World talking about really packing the veg into the space…he says it’s better to go for lots of smaller veg if space is limited. So I’ve also bought Chard seeds to sow in the gaps between peas and beans.
I’m linking up once more with the other lovely green-fingered bloggers and photographers at Fable & Folk’s How does your garden grow? Thank you for hosting this, Annie.