And this is the garden actually on 1st May, thanks to Sunday and daylight! It's changed quite a bit since last month, mainly as a result of the things we've been adding to it.
I've taken a slightly more scientific approach now (!) and tested the soil after we lost a holly we'd bought in January (I suspect because of the harsh winter it had just been through, but better make sure). The soil proved to be neutral.
I've planted aubrietas along the edge of the raised bed, and also put in some nasturtium seeds, which are beginning to appear too.
Purple Sensation. It's the first time I've grown alliums and I think they're cool! The bees seem to like them too.
And I've been digging up masses of these - the beginnings of horse chestnut trees. We have a lot of the trees near our house and the squirrels evidentally hid a lot of the conkers back in the autumn and then failed to relocate them!
I think that's all garden for now, I will have a knitting update too at some point.