I haven't actually dyed with woad for a couple of years, so last year I planted these. Hopefully I shall dye next year with the plants I grow from this lot of seeds.
Last year the apple blossom was quite sparse after a spectacular display the previous year. Someone told me that trees have a quiet year every few years, like a rest. This year the trees are heavy with flowers so I hope there will be enough bees around to appreciate them.
The blackcurrents are a wonderful plant with their early leaves, nutritious fruit and these sweet little flowers.