Alternate heavy rain and sunshine has brought everything on with a rush.
Rosemary makes mounds of blue whilst Forsythia an acid yellow splash and tiny yellow wild flowers cover the vineyard. But the real thrill is the bulbs: first the little Hoop Petticoat 'Bulbocodium' daffodils then the species tuilps followed by the paper white daffodils. Anenome Blanda are getting well established (surprising) in shady areas so I resolve to plant more next autumn. Clumps of wild white Star of Bethlehem are brilliant but the rest of the year rather messy with their fine leaves. When the weather permits I am outdoors pruning, feeding and weeding as fast as I can.