I planted a tree today. It's only a 5 foot stick at the moment but it should grow into this.
It's a Pride of India or Golden Rain tree with flowers that look like this.
And seed pods that look like this.
It will eventually grow into this.
We spotted these trees in Dresden in Germany and thought they were beautiful. It will be some time before our tree will be as big as the one above but I hope we'll see some of the flowers and seed heads once the tree is established.
The tree is taking the place of the one we had to cut down last year which was getting far too big and sending suckers up all over the lawn.
The tomato seeds that we planted in pots are now emerging.
We won't need them all but isn't it funny that we find it really difficult to throw the 'extra' ones away. DD potted all his up last year and gave away a 'million' and potted up a 'million'.
The 'edible' back garden has now been rotovated and the pea trellises put up in readiness for planting. Potatoes are chitting and seeds have been sorted. All is ready for the great plant when the weather gets a little warmer.
A very warm welcome to my new follower.
PS (The computer didn't like the word 'chitting' and wanted to put 'chatting'. I don't think my seed potatoes are chatting to each other. I wonder what they'd say if they were? "I've got my eye on you!" "Let's get mashed!")