Some interesting flowers are appearing in the garden. The bay, which grows in a large pot, has these lovely flowers.
The rhubarb is flowering. These would usually be cut straight away, but there’s little threat to the prolific production of edible stalks which have continued throughout the winter.
The cabbage tree – ti kouka – is producing flower stems.
Below this, the broad beans are flowering.
The curly kale, which has provided greens for salads all winter, is producing flowers – aka going to seed – aka bolting.
The salad greens are bolting – and birds are enjoying digging in the soil around them. Behind this, you can see borage and forget-me-nots in flower.
Bees are busy in the rosemary.
Birds are loving the kowhai.
The cherry blossom too, looks wonderful against the sky.
Apple blossom is appearing.
The blueberry is covered in flowers.
And, hiding under the leaves, the first strawberry flowers.
The garden is full of flowers and that fresh, lush green which only Spring can produce, even as the weather fluctuates from hot days to biting winds.
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Did you know that the Bay flowers will turn into black berries which can be dried and used as ‘robust’ spices? https://realruth.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/spring-surprise-2/. My Bay hasn’t flowered this year, maybe they do it every second year?
No, I didn’t know that! What kind of “robust spices”? How would you use them?
Sorry, I can’t now find the site where I originally picked up that bit of knowledge.
It’s interesting that you said your bay tree hadn’t flowered this year. My other bay tree has no sign of flowers, which makes me wonder if it’s a species with male and female trees.