The rhubarb isn’t growing very well this year. I put it down to the crown only being rehomed in its new spot in March, so its roots couldn’t develop in time. Never mind, it is good to have a rest now and then, anyway.
On the other hand, the lemon balm reseeded itself literally all over the back garden, so I can have as many cups of tea as I could wish for.
Since doing one of my many MOOCs, where I learned about how big my carbon footprint was from consuming imported coffee and bananas etc, and realising that coffee was giving me reflux, the lemon balm (and mint, which has been making its relentless spread) are a welcome substitute.
The chive flowers are just coming into bloom, so they are another welcome addition to my diet. They, like the lemon balm, have self-seeded in new places and when the bumble bees aren’t distracted by phacelia, which is also all over the garden, they are in their element on it.
Having moved the soil which was where the pond now is, poppies are also springing up all over. These are largely being pulled out, though. At least they are providing biomass for the compost bin, which with all the phacelia means this year might be poor in terms of food for me but hopefully good for my soil in the future.