As you will see from my new header, the May blossom is out at last and the flower-garden is in full bloom (all but the roses which will be a week or two yet).
Yesterday we had a wet day - the first for a long time as this has been a very dry May. Of course the farmer wanted rain to make the grass grow for silage, but also the vegetable garden was so dry that he was watering it nightly.
However, as you will see from the photograph - one day's rain and everything is growing madly, including the weeds. The onions are desperate for weeding but everything is growing well. We have strawberries in flower, raspberries in flower, gooseberries and blackcurrants beginning to swell, peas and broad beans up and growing, runner and French beans up and growing, lettuce in all stages (under glass to protect from the pigeons) and courgettes coming along nicely. There are leeks in too but they are at present no thicker than blades of grass, so are hard to see.
The veggie garden is the farmer's domain and he should be proud of it. At present he is laid up with a really bad cough but the sun is shining and he is feeling a little better tonight, so no doubt those weeds in the onions had better watch out tomorrow.