At this time of year, my favourite time of day to go to the allotment is the early morning. The dew is still on the grass and everything looks really fresh in the slanting sunlight.
Although many of the seeds I've sown this year are still at the small two leaf stage, the permanent plants are growing well in the warmth and sunshine.
Although the flowers of the fruit bushes and plants are not as showy as "garden flowers", close up they are very beautiful and delicate (click to enlarge).
I have been forking over the soil and adding some compost from the compost bin, all the while being closely watched by this very tame robin.
He seemed to find plenty to eat and flew off with his beak full of wriggly snacks.
I took home something for us to eat too. I am harvesting the last of the parsnips and leeks, the lambs lettuce is doing well and although I don't have much yet, I picked just a few stalks of the first rhubarb of the season.
We have been eating some bottled rhubarb during the winter but the first taste of the fresh spring rhubarb is always the best!