April has been a month of little rain but load of frosts, this time last year I was already putting bedding plants down and my Daturas were already budding up! But this year it has been frost upon frost and my bedding plants are still waiting patiently in the greenhouse. And have my banana plants still wrapped up too.
My camellias were covered in flower but did not have a chance to open the flowers properly what with the cold nights, poor things just got burnt and dropped off the flowers were very small too! I have started feeding them and have noticed that some of the flowers are looking a little better perhaps all they needed was a good feed.
I surprised myself this morning, woken up at 7am it has been a long time since i have slept this much. Usually my friend and I are roaming the countryside by 6 or 7am…. If it wasn’t for my walks I’d pulling my hair with desperation, the countryside this time of the year even with the frosts has been looking amazing. The hedges with the hawthorn in flower the dandelion like a beacon of light and the cowslips, primroses, and the bluebells too have come to say hello.