• The Portents are Good

    20th May 2013In The GardenStephanie Donaldson

    mulberry tree budA couple of signs that summer might finally be heading this way. The mulberry tree is budding up – 25 years ago an elderly French gardener told me this never happens until after the last frost – and he has yet to be proved wrong – and the swifts have arrived. I saw them overhead this morning.