The garden is looking at its best this month. The bluebells, tulips and forget-me-nots at the beginning of the month are now being replaced by the Astrantia, Foxgloves and Aquilegias or 'grannies bonnets.' These cross pollinate each year so it's always exciting to see what colours we will get. There were some really unusual two tone double forms on display at Burton Agnes - an Elizabethan manor house with walled garden that I visited on my Birthday, pictured here. We haven't got quite as many flowers in the garden as they had but our little Ceanothus shrub is keeping the bees happy with its bright blue sparkly pipe cleaner shaped flowers and has also been brightening up my desk while I work.
In the veg patch we've started to harvest the first peas, spring onions and courgettes and there are lots of promising clusters of green strawberries just waiting for a little bit of sunshine to ripen.