The apple tree is in full blossom at last and lots of plants started to grow like crazy with all the rain we are experiencing. Now can we have some sunshine please to get the bees going? Broad beans are really big and radishes and peas are catching up fast. I have plenty of strawberries too, the Alpine strawberry plant I bought last year created 13 new plants, hopefully this hanging variety will do the same. Lots more to sow.
A resident robin, the boldest bird in the street.
Chocolate and banana bread in a shape of muffins by Joy the Baker for A Cup of Jo.
A new obsession – green manures. Ours is a mix of buckwheat, clover, phacelia and mustard. The plants are meant to improve structure of the soil, nitrogen content and attract wildlife. They also look beautiful, a small meadow in my garden. We have really bad soil and struggled with veg last year so apart from this we are also growing potatoes to do some digging and will sow Hungarian rye everywhere over winter. After few months you just dig it and it will work its magic. The prep is hard because we had to weed a lot but the results will be worth it.