How beautiful it is to see the trees once again swathed in green. I'm sure it's those naked woods that contribute to my Winter depression.
The month of May is always predictably unpredictable. Mist, hot sun, rain, hail, even frost can all arrive in the same 12 hour period; but it's exactly what's needed.
Now that the risk of frost is 99% gone, we all attack our veg' patches, and Haddock's is no exception.
My Tomatoes, Aubergines, Peppers, Courgettes, Onions, Beetroot, Mangetout Peas, and Broad Beans, are all doing well, and I have also sown some Perpetual Spinach and Maize. Back at the house I have sown Cavolo Nero and PSB in pots. Later I shall sow some Chard directly into the soil. All is in order.
Provided that there are no disasters, it looks as if 2019 will be a year of plenty. Everything is awash with fruit, and all the young, recently planted, trees are doing well. One of my Fig trees (that began life as a scrumped sucker) already has Ping Pong ball sized fruits; but I'm not quite sure why.
Cherries won't be long, and Tayberries and Strawberries will soon be on the table.
It really is a wonderful time of year; if only the wretched grass wouldn't grow so quickly! As I write, my neighbour Jean-Claude is driving up and down in his big yellow Renault tractor, hay making; cutting that grass at the foot of the top picture. At least someone's happy with the grass's growth rate.