Goodbye April - you were an interesting and persistent month. You persistently decided not to rain to any great amount and you persistently decided to be more frosty more often than is quite frankly polite.RHS Chatsworth Flower Show a couple of years ago. Time blurs at the moment so I had to look up when it was and it was in 2019. The little tree is still alive and I have been adding to my collection. I have a lot of trees that seed into my garden so I have been potting up a few seedlings and I am starting to train them. I also successfully took some cuttings from my Catalpa tree, so they are going to be trained too. Bonsai was one of my first plant obsessions. I cannot claim any expertise at all, but it is fun having a go.
I end as is traditional on the pond. The frogspawn has gone and I think the newts ate all the eggs as I can see no tadpoles. The pond is getting a little low from the lack of rain but as I write some is due in the next week so I am hopeful the level will rise even if only a little.