Nice to see your comments again. I have onions and courgettes in the veg garden now (I'm gambling on the weather re the courgette).
Rob, the tree is an olive. I think we've basically lost it, sadly. I'm not sure why - too cold over the winter maybe. Also perhaps olives don't like heavy clay but that's my excuse over rather a lot... and one of them was in a pot so that hardly applies. :( I'll give it another month or so though. Then I'm thinking I might just put a clematis up it - with maybe something to shade the base. It's a nice shape. But we had originally planned to get anoher fruit tree for there - if I can find a small damson, I'd love one. Not sure whether they do them. I miss damsons.
Sorry not to get round many other blogs just yet - I do intend to, only as you can imagine I'm busy trying to chase my tail.
A couple of pretties: