Plum and Crab Apple Blossom, Tomato and Tomatillo flowers

The unusually warm weather earlier in the week has really brought the garden along. Leaves are beginning to pop open on the trees and hedges showing glimpses of vibrant fresh green. Sadly the heat was too much for many of our daffodils, but to compensate our blossom is starting to flower. The plum trees are a haze of white flowers in full bloom. My favourite crab apple tree, with stunning burgundy leaves and dark pink blossom is nearly out. In the next week or so the apple trees will present their own spectacular display.

The tomatoes and tomatillos are growing fast and flowering. I have high hopes for our first crops in June.

Crab Apple blossom nearly outCrab Apple blossom nearly out.

Plum blossomPlum Blossom

Tomato FlowersTomato flowers

Tomatillo FlowerMy first Tomatillo flower

Tomato plants

All the tomato and tomatillo’s are planted in the green house. Garden twine tied and strung up, to give support as they grow. Just need to adjust the old watering system. The really good news is that now the tomato plants have moved out of the conservatory, I’ve freed up space for all the seedlings which are beginning to shoot through.

Tomato and Tomatillo plants
The Tomato and Tomatillo collection



Tomatoes and Tomitillo plants, planted inthe green house
Tomatoes and Tomitillo plants, planted inthe green house

I have a good feeling about the tomatoes this year, the plants seem to be growing fast, so fingers crossed for an early bumper crop. I should have a good variety of shapes and colours, they’ll look lovely in summer salads.