1. I’ve been waiting for these magnolia buds to open and reveal their colour, there’s always a nice sense of mystery with a new garden.
2. a packet of flower seeds that came by post, most of them will be planted at the allotment
3. a new herb from the RHS plant fair in London, Vietnamese coriander (Persicaria odorata), apparently it’s very good in a stir-fry
4. tomato seedlings on the window sill, the seeds were sown a bit late, what with moving house, so I hope they have a growth spurt soon.
photos: Jill Anderson