After the dogwood I bought last summer being in a small pot during the drought, I had wondered if it would still thrive once it was put in the ground. Need I have worried?
Well, no. Beautiful golden buds have appeared on the dark stems, so it looks good to go.
The phacelia from seeds which I’d had in the airing cupboard for a long time and then sown in the border between the fence and the pond are also clearly doing fine. This border is going to be a little hard to access, so something of a more permanent nature needs to be planted in this spot. Not sure what that will be yet but at least it’s not just bare ground.
Just as pleasing is the sign of broad beans germinating in the propagator. So, hopefully, I’ll get a decent crop of them this year (in comparison with last).