Despite the rather wintry weather of late, our hardneck garlic has remained on schedule, pushing up long curly scapes which I harvested eagerly in a spell of evening sunshine.
Parsnips are a fickle crop. It is common knowledge that they are slow and scarce at germination, particularly with older seed, and thus it is often advised to buy fresh seed each year.
For over a week, we have been enjoying warm sunshine here, although strong winds have been frequent visitors.
For a couple of weeks I have been admiring the dainty cream flowers of Anemone magellanica.
We have had a spate of weekends away from home lately.
One evening a few weeks ago, while those fierce winds were raking across our hilltop, we spotted something taking shelter by the hedge that runs along the field beside us.
As the last week of May unfolds, the garden is surging with vibrant colour.
Rain and strong winds continue to sweep mercilessly across our hilltop, which has been unseasonably cold since the Bank Holiday. Today’s rainfall has been incessant – and shows no sign of stopping – but there were occasional glimpses of sun at the weekend and the opportunity to snatch a few pictures of some of the …
The bank holiday weekend found us driving to deepest Dorset, with a slight detour over the border to North Devon for a delicious lunch at the River Cottage canteen in Axminster.
The winter-bare branches of the wild damson trees along our boundary have burst into a froth of white blossom.