i know there is air traffic chaos, and its very hard on holiday makers and soon there will be food shortages and endless problems but the peace and quiet is bliss.
Easter is the traditional time for planting potatoes and starting on the veg plot in earnest but not this year. Although temperatures vary across the UK its a cold spring with snow, hail and sleet which are not ideal planting conditions. Tempting though it is to spring into action its no fun for veg or gardener to be out there in the chill wind and sleety conditions. Back to the potting shed .
The Sunday Gardener is not alone in having spotted for the first time this year this year, the first Bee. Large and gently buzzing along a solitary bee spotted in the garden this week. The late spring means there are few plants in flower to provide nectar but the Bees foraged happily among the Hellebores and Crocus. Conscious of the decline in bee numbers selecting plants identified as attractive to bees seems more important than ever, Nepeta are simply cottage plants but the bees go wild for them (as do cats) and many herbs are bee friendly, Chives, Oregano, Thymes.