With the now warmer weather it's all systems go in the garden. The first picture was taken on the 6th May with the blossom just opening out on the pergola.
Here it is now with just as many blooms still in bud. The scent is wonderful.
And here's the grapevine. I've rubbed off quite a few shoots and kept the ones which already have small grapes growing.
The vine will grow like mad now and I will keep on top of the pruning until I have the shoots facing the way I want them and any unproductive shoots cut away.
The second vine now is in full swing and growing well. There aren't any grapes on at the moment but plenty of shoots.
I'll start to tie down some of the longer shoots using string.
The vine pictures have been taken over a few weeks and now it is in need of a trim again. I shall cut off the leads so that there is only one set of leads after the bunch of grapes. I'm quite brutal but the vine seems to take it and produces abundant crops.
Planted in the edible garden are mange tout, French beans, parsley, coriander, thyme, carrots, parsnips, spring onions and beetroot. In the greenhouse the tomatoes are in and waiting in pots are cucumber, kale, courgette and sweetcorn.