Is it May in the garden?
It seems to have taken a lot of plants in our garden a long time to wake up this year. Our comfrey plant was very slow to emerge from the earth and is only just coming into flower. The bluebells too were slow to flower, although when they did, put on a good show. The apple blossom seemed weak and was battered by the wind and the rain, but now we have quite a lot of tiny apples forming.
I thought that we weren’t going to have a very good year at all for a lot of crops, but the apples look good, the broad beans planted out in the vegetable patch are rapidly coming into flower and I have just planted out the runner beans, which were getting a bit too tall to stay in pots. The blackcurrants have also had a growing spurt and fruit is forming. My tomato seedlings are very small though.
It’s been a hard spring, although the recent heavy rains followed by the burst of sun this weekend seems to have enabled a lot of plants to catch up. Perhaps it won’t be as bad as expected if we get some more sun.
How are the plants in your garden?