The pictures on this blog may lead you into the belief that the sun always shines in Manchester. Sadly this isn't actually the case and, after the really hot weather in April, May has been a much more cool and soggy affair. The main benefit of this has been that everything on the plot is growing really well but at the moment it's the flowers that are the star of the show.
The alliums that I planted are all coming through in the herb garden and the oriental poppies look within days of flowering - I'll post a picture as soon as they're ready. And not to be out done the trees at the bottom of the plot in our little woodland garden are now covered in leaves, creating a peaceful haven where you feel like you could be miles away from anywhere. It's bliss!
I'm not neglecting the vegetables totally but at the moment they're no competition in the beauty stakes! I suppose that's the great thing about growing veg though - the expectation of great things to come. Take my potatoes for example which are in this picture. They aren't amazing to look at at the moment but I still can't get over the excitement of digging them - you put one in the ground and get maybe ten more in return if you're lucky. Simple pleasures I know but it still fascinates me!