Okay, leaves out-check. Flowers blooming-check. Birds singing very early in the morning-check. Thinking about riding my bicycle-check. Summer has unofficially arrived.
We will be putting the cactus out and the hibiscus, digging up the spent bulbs (of which there are few), applying organic controls to the roses and other susceptible plants, planting out our dahlias which we started in the greenhouse three weeks ago, then on to the major job of planting out the annuals.
We work as a team when planting the annuals and I will post the details of how we accomplish this task with some old technology.
In the mean time here are some photographs from the last two weeks. Overcast and drizzle for nearly five weeks.