Things are really starting to take off on the allotment. After family fun went wrong and I gave up trying to cajole the others to come with me the allotment has become my bolthole, and I’ve been slowly chipping away at it by myself. This weekend I planted some bee-loving scabious in butterfly blue, which ought to flower until November. I love the frilly petals, and the way they dance in the breeze. When I got home and looked in the mirror I realised I had a decidedly red face – I’ve got sunburn in April!