Spring sprung with much promise this year even needing the odd dab of factor 30 to alleviate the beautiful sunny weather. The plants flourished and it was a lovely period during which lots could get done and the usual in-out-in-out plant hardening off shuffle was dispensed with. This past week has been different though. I suppose I should have anticipated a break in the weather what with it being the Bank Holiday but after 3 days of continuous rain, enough is enough. Luckily Mother Nature agrees with me and it looks set to improve after this evening. Feeling grotty and unable to do much physically I have been looking through photo’s and enjoying Spring’s glories. They will be the last in this garden but that is an adventure to come. Here are some of the (not too tulipy) highlights from an Essex garden.