What a strange year so far, warm, wet, cold, warm now again thank goodness. Growth seemed to start and then it was stopped in its tracks by a very cold spell. Really lucky here that there was not more frost damage done to some plants. Everything is behind in the garden by about 3 weeks, but I am sure all will catch up.
The herbaceous border has sprung into life colour starting to appear. Really beautiful Welsh Poppies (Meconopsis cambrica) in flower at the moment. The Vegetable garden is at last starting to warm up lots ready in cold-frames and glasshouses for planting out. Let’s hope the rabbits behave themselves. I feel that the rabbit population has decreased a bit this year maybe I am counting my chickens (or rabbits) too soon it’s early yet.
The pieces of sculpture are being placed, along the Woodland Walk, now for the Strokestown Park Schools sculpture competition, all will be in place for the June Bank Holiday Weekend. The Squirrels have really started to get used to us and are making great use of the feeders, thanks to Jim and Grace for this great photo.