We have had sunny, bright days and cool, wet days. The days I had earmarked for gardening were the wet and cool ones. I did manage some weeding, but the side border is still growing rampantly into the lawn and it will be a good days work when I am finally able to tidy it up. Last night went down to 3c, and justifies the May 24th planting date for annuals and tender plants. The tulips are still doing well and because of the different varieties their flowering has been staggered. I’ve always tried to plant things in groups where the colours are complimentary. I especially like the lime green Spirea leaves with the purple/pink tulips. As you can see the dandelions are thriving! There are still jonquils yet to flower, and the cherry blossom is very slow. I am very fond of coloured foliage as even when there is nothing in bloom, they give the borders some much needed colour. The heucheras, ‘plum pudding’ and ‘chocolate ruffles’ ninebark ‘coppertina’ and euonymus ‘emerald gaiety’ are doing well. The euonymus was clipped back hard in early spring, and it is doing very well with lots of new variegated growth. It keeps it’s colour well in winter, and develops a pink tint to the leaves.