By the time I got home from this afternoons Guild meeting the sun had finally broken through the grey clouds. So armed with my trusty white board and camera, a little stroll round the estate was called for. The late spring plants are all at the point of bud burst and are being held at this stage by the cool temperatures. One warm day and everything will open together.
Last year I spent several days weeding alliums out of the main borders I was sure I got everyone of them,
apparently not! There are hundreds of them. I know they are lovely but they like our soil so much that they are choking lots of little treasures out of existence. Short of sterilising the soil I think I will have to learn to live with them.