|It's a James Grieve - fairly tart, so good for dessert or cooking. And a late bloomer, less prone to frost damage.|
The flowers on the currant bushes also suggest that a decent harvest might come our way in a few months. We planted a number of young bushes - whips, really - two or three years ago, and they are finally starting to flourish.
|Redcurrant. Note the liberal use of excess packaging from outfits like amazon: great for suppressing weeds|
And then there's the good old reliable rhubarb. We've been eating it for a month already and will carry on picking until about June. A lot will be frozen.
|The buttercups come with the territory.|
The spring has also brought us a surprise visitor: a wasp has built a neat little nest right inside the door of the shed. Not sure what to do about it. I do not want a colony, but I suspect this fellow lives alone. It's unlike any wasp's nest I've seen. I watched the occupant crawl in a few hours ago, so I know it's a going concern.
Okay, back to writing business in my next blog.