The raised beds which I am using for herbs, small salad crops and raising plants had a good helping of manure in the winter and all the plants are benefiting from this. Raised beds are so easy to tend and can easily be made from scrap wood. You just have to be careful that they do not dry out, especially along the edges.
The cheap fruit trees that I purchased a while ago are sprouting plenty of shoots, apparently most newly transplanted trees die from lack of water, so I have kept them well watered while they are settling in.
'Bramble,' our Springer is always ready to help out in the garden, and loves to pose when I am out taking photos. She is wonderful company and has soon learnt to use the paths in-between the crops, well most of the time.
The flower garden is Mrs TK's domain and her lupins are looking wonderful, as are the rest of the flowers. Unfortunately, at this of the year, with hedge cutting and lawn mowing and work, there are just not enough hours in the day to keep everything in perfect order, but then again, we are not really that sort of gardeners.
The joy of gardening to us is enjoying the fruits of our labour, so last night we had our first feed of strawberries dipped in hot chocolate in Mrs TK's new little fondue that she had for her Birthday.