The weather here is still so changeable that I have decided to work in the shed and greenhouse. At least the cold wind that is about can't get you in there!
My hanging baskets have never been very successful here. The site is exposed so often suffers cold winds. We are also South facing so the heat can often be quite intense. For several years I have grown the plants from seed, potted them on, then put them into baskets, nurtured them for several more weeks, and then put them out. Within four or five weeks they look messy and and a bit battered. This year I have taken a different approach. I have put herbs that I grew last year in the baskets and then put nasturtium seeds dotted amongst them. It took me all of a couple of hours, rather than two months of work. I don't know if they will be successful but at least they have cost me very little in time and money.
I have put the Auriculas in the greenhouse to save their pretty blooms being damaged by the wind and rain.They are looking really lovely. Also their are some tubs of summer bulbs and they are just starting to peep through the soil. I must say this spring has been cruel for the plants and the wildlife. I have noticed a drop in nesting behaviour, have seen very few butterflies, and a lot of the mason bees have not left the unit. I hope the weather will just get a little warmer and give nature the helping hand it needs.