Finally some sunshine today. Hoping that a little bit of heat will bring the runner beans on. They are only just coming.
The most existing new arrivals though are our new chicks! Just started hatching last night.
Another new arrival is this Dahlia. Not the one I thought I had bought, but still an interesting flower, and a carder bee did visit it today so should be good for pollinators. From searching online this one appears to be Dahlia Honka Black, but open to correction. It is the first time I have grown Dahlia. I have another but no sign of flower buds on that one yet. Unlike The Propagator I won’t be able to leave them in the soil to overwinter, so for ease I have put these in pots which I can move to the greenhouse or polytunnel.
Next this week, we are getting the odd rasperberry. I got a photo of this one just before I popped it into my mouth!
Next a busy bumblebee collecting pollen from the outside oregano.
And finally this week, American elderberry. It flowers much later that our native elderberry and so we rarely get any fruit. But the flowers are lovely.