April has been frosty and sunny and warm, it has not been very rainy. The garden could do with a bit of rain, it is not horrendously dry, but the new plantings are needing to have an eye kept on them. My four rain butts are empty which is a clear sign we need some rain.
The Euphorbia mellifera, which does need a bit of a prune as it is getting very large, is filling the garden with its honey scent.and this is the Hydrangea petiolaris; the climbing hydrangea but I am growing it to be a shrub. This is the first time I have kept this shrub alive for more than one year so I am very excited to see flowers on it.
I can hardly believe we are almost in May. I have sown very few seeds and I still have so much to do. It will happen I tell myself, it will happen.