mary, mary ...
Instead of silver bells and cockle shells I have daffodils in full flower and tulips getting ready to make their appearance.
The lilac is coming into bud, as is the jasmine and I can't wait until they flower they have the most gorgeous scent. I have also bought three blueberry bushes which may fruit this year - fingers crossed. I love blueberries so much but they are pricey at the supermarket and anyway you can't beat homegrown. We should hopefully also have some strawberries this year although one of the plants has perished.
And on their windowsill nursery the tomato seedlings are doing nicely. They are tumbling varieties that I can put into pots rather than a gro-bag and they don't need complicated pinching out. I have also decided to try growing tomatillos as I have never found anywhere to buy the fruit, either tinned or fresh and they make a fantastic Mexican salsa verde.
Hopefully the summer will also see the sweet peas, zinnia and nicotiana flowering just like pretty maids all in a row.
I grandly call it a garden but really it is just a yard which measures about 8 meters by 5 meters. There are no lawns just a small paved area with raised brick beds which get crammed full of plants and there are a myriad of pots everywhere. We are lucky to have an outdoor space and our south facing haven gets the full glow of the summer sun (when it isn't raining). The ideal place to sit in the summer, drink a cold beer, listen to the bees buzzing and enjoy all the hardwork we put in during the spring.