The star of the month has to be the Delphinium!
This is the first one to flower. The variety is "Blue Fountain". The others are a little further behind but we are looking forward to seeing which shade of blue they will be.
Along with the Delphiniums last year we sowed Canterbury Bells; being biennial they did nothing last year but have now sent up some impressive flower spikes which should open soon.
The last surviving Hollyhock did not fare so well and has finally disappeared.
The border is starting to fill up.
The Verbena has come through the winter, and Geraniums, Oriental Poppy and Centaurea are all doing well
Waiting in the wings, Canterbury Bells:
and this years crop of Cosmos (no garden is complete with out it):
The window boxes are planted and starting to fill:
as are the tubs
The Lilium Regale should be amazing this year!
Last year we adopted a lonely tomato plant that nobody wanted and surprisingly rather enjoyed growing it. This year we are taking it further with one new tomato plant ("Gardeners Delight") and a collection of herbs.
...and one strawberry ("Cambridge Favourite"). The pear tree is doing incredibly well too.
Roll on June (Flaming June, we hope ) There should be bags more colour by then!