But I did managed to prune the grape vine, clear the slate paved area in front of it which was in the process of becoming a wilderness (rather depressingly, as I created that area after we moved in! Still, at least you can get into it now). And I have planted out some bedding plants, though I fear they are bought rather than seed-sown.
The cherry tree is in bloom and the apples are budding - unusual for them to be all performing at once. Fingers crossed that there are enough bees to pollinate them. I'm a bit worried about that. There really do not seem to be many bees this year. There are a few bumbles, but one here and one there - I don't think I've seen a single plant buzzing with multiple bees as they should be at this time of year. :-(
The fig tree is covered in quite large new green figs:
They look promising. A few more weeks of sunshine would start to see those beginning to ripen, I reckon. We can but hope!
Oh well. Possibly I should have fought longer with the garden, but instead, I went off with the dogs and had a good time exploring the bluebell woods and admiring the blossom. Several people commented on my extremely well behaved dogs. I hope he's not sickening for something. (B. was offlead earlier, but we were coming back to the busy bit here)