We heavily pruned the roses and fruit bushes last winter and did worry whether they would come back to life this spring - it has actually done them a world of good, they look very healthy with plenty of new shoots, buds and fruit.
The potatoes, onions and garlic are really coming along. However, the vegetables in the salad bed don't seem to be doing as well. In fact they don't really seem to have grown very much since we planted them two or so weeks ago - maybe we needed to dig in more manure when we planted them?
Our main focus this week is to get the tomatoes plants in. The tomato bed is next to the water tap - working on the principle of planting the plants that will need most watering nearest to the supply. Hence our potatoes, onions and garlic are over the other side of the plot as we rarely water the potatoes and onions and garlic don't like too much water either.
The two comfrey plants we were given have really taken off - we'll be using the leaves to make liquid fertilizer for the tomatoes, it's great stuff but it 'don't alf pong'. Additionally, we will put layers of leaves in the compost bins which will act as an accelerator to speed up the decomposing process.