The ground here in Rutland is slowing warming up (it’s ‘late’ land – slow to warm but slow to cool in the autumn). The only planting we have done so far is a few hundred Bulgarian Rosa damascena which we were fortunate to exchange with Neal’s Yard for a number of our home grown four year old organic Iris versicolor.

Coltsfoot started seeding at Easter – always a good sign – and the first cuckoo was heard on Monday 20th April!

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Coltsfoot started seeding at Easter

Easter: Tussilago starts to seed amongst the young Prunus serotina

Tussilago seeds amongst the Prunus serotina