In the pond the frogspawn is now small tadpoles
The tadpoles are just finishing eating the jelly like substance which has surrounded them from birth and about to brave the big world outside. They will have plenty of predators. The newts and the dragonfly nymphs are particularly fond of them, as they are easy to catch until they get a little larger and quicker. But realistically from all these tadpoles we only need a few to survive and make it to frogs to continue their existence in the pond.
One the fringe of the pond further evidence of Spring with Primroses and Cowslips in flower
In the greenhouse things are looking good with lots going on.
The better weather is a sign to get thing planted as the soil is warming up. Our stand of Barley needs planting within the next day or so - before the Cuckoos return. Late planted 'Cuckoo Barley' always crops less well. Although we are not farmers we would like a good show!