May in The Barn Reborn

7 05 2015

It’s been hot and then it’s been cold – extremes of weather in the last few weeks but all around the Barn the trees and shrubs have been blooming and coming into leaf.  The birds are nesting and producing young very early and the dawn chorus is wonderful though to my ears a little loud so early in the morning!

The recent wind has meant that most of the cherry blossom is now carpeting our lawn.  The garden is looking good in the last minute run up to the NGS yellow book garden opening on May 16th and 17th when the Barn kitchen will become the hub of the teas and coffee area!  Meanwhile the garden provides the flowers for the vase in the kitchen just about every week.  The orange geum and the black tulips are especially lovely at the moment.