This season is coming along well. We have a few courgettes already (early) and this weekend we noticed the first flowers on the young aubergines and pepper plants. The beans are starting to scramble up the poles and there are green tomatoes.
The orchard was checked over and the apple trees that had been ring-barked by the rabbits in winter have, all but one, started to put out new shots from below the damage which seem to be growing strongly. Accordingly, the dead wood above the scars was cut off and with luck we will still have apples from those trees in future years though they will be apple bushes rather than standard trees … which is fine.
The produce washing station has now been linked to the garden water supply ready for use once harvest begins.