Everything in the garden seems to have liked the warm wet weather of the last few days. The broad beans are a little battered from the wind and some of the lettuces have suffered from slug attacks, but most things have doubled in size. And the shades of green have changed from yellowy lime to rich verdant.
The elderflower is out in force so now is the time to pick flowers to make elderflower cordial before they go over, using pink or white flowers. Equally important is to grab some citric acid from your chemist before they sell out. By early June you're likely to be out of luck. If you need a simple, tastey elderflower cordial recipe, drop me an email.