I always think May is a beautiful month and this year has been no exception.
We have had an almost perfect balance of rain and sun and the plants are responding accordingly with soft green growth.
Every gardener knows there are always successes and failures and the moral of the story is to learn to take the rough with the smooth.
Highlights chez fenland lottie this month include:
chives buzzing with busy bees!
lots of flowers on the strawbwerry plants
red onions growing well
lots of tiny apples on the little apple tree. which is very impressive given that this is its first year. Maybe the mycorrhizal fungus has helped it to establish.
delicate frilled flowers on the sweet williams
rhubarb plant going mad - again!
garlic growing well
But we will gloss over the fact that the parsnip seeds planted several weeks ago seem to be refusing to germinate
and that my salad leaves are peppered with tiny holes, despite using the creepycrawly defence system.
Finally, the blackbird in the photo above has been singing his heart out in the bushes next to our lottie ...beautiful.