The rhubarb seems to have grown so quickly through this month. At the beginning of March there were just a few signs of life in the rhubarb bed - now look at it.
I love the colour of the leaves and stems.
It was time to pick just a few stalks to use in the kitchen
To make the first rhubarb crumble of this year. This means a big decision later on - shall we serve it with custard or ice-cream?
Meanwhile, back in the garden, yesterday I planted some new strawberry plants picked up at Aldi for £2.99 for six. They are Elsanta variety and I hope they will grow and produce fruit; I love strawberries but only in the summer season.
I also bought two new lavender plants to replace the ones we have lost. An English Lavender and a French one.
Also from Aldi a couple of bunches of bright cheerful tulips. I usually choose pink, white or purple tulips so these orange and yellow ones are a colourful change.
Just an observation but over the last few days we have noticed lots of herring gulls flying over head and calling with their mournful cry day and night. They woke me early yesterday morning. Whilst working in the garden yesterday it sounded as if we had suddenly moved to somewhere near the sea - what a great thought! I could almost hear the sounds of the sea and feel the sand between my toes. Has anyone else noticed this?