The pear and cherry trees have finally burst into flower. They are visited by the bees from a couple of allotments down the path, buzzing away happily with legs heavy with pollen. The warmer weather also gave an unwelcome boost to the weeds which seem to multiply so fast it is increasingly hard to keep up. Half the time on the allottment is filled with hoeing and getting on your knees pulling up the weedy offenders.
I know I mentioned that I'm not particularly fond of fancy dahlias, but this has not stopped me from growing some in pots last year. I dug these up and left them in the shed not even covered with anything. These seem a good choice to plonk on the edge of the plot providing some ridiculous colour for late summer. I planted them nice in deep so they will survive a mild winter (if we ever get mild winters anymore).