A photo a day – Day 53

Another sunny one! We sat outside with our cups of tea this afternoon, accompanied by noisy complaints from the blackbirds who wanted us to clear off so they could carry on feasting on the mahonia berries. Though I think more berries end up on the ground than getting eaten.

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A photo a day – Day 52

Another hot and sunny one today and it looks like staying the same all week. I know we shouldn’t complain but  some rain would be nice – perhaps overnight!

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This morning I ventured out in search of compost, having despaired of any of my orders turning up (I am chasing the one supplier for the tomato grow bags that should have been delivered at least a week ago but seem to have gone missing; the same supplier should have been able to deliver a large bag of compost two months ago but it seems to be indefinitely delayed). The local DIY store was a strange experience but the main thing is that I got some regular compost, and some enhanced with seaweed that will have to do for the tomato plants.

I spent the morning sorting out the tomatoes and other veg plants, and getting the rest of the potatoes planted in growing sacks. I also potted on the sunflower seedlings and offered them to my neighbours via the street’s WhatsApp group so they have gone to good homes.

This afternoon I took some compost and other bits and bobs to Mum’s and did a gardening chore for her – she helps with looking after two large pots of plants outside her church but isn’t well enough at the moment to get round there to plant them up, so I took all the plants round and did them for her. Here’s hoping they last ok!

 

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A photo a day – Day 51

Slightly better weather this morning, though tomorrow is due to be better again so I decided to do baking and embroidery today, and garden tomorrow. I like long weekends, we should have more of them!

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A photo a day – Day 50

It’s very windy out there! And also trying to rain. Hoping for calmer weather tomorrow and/or Monday so I can actually get some things done.

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A photo a day – Day 49

Seven weeks in! Rather late today, purely because I was tired and sitting down with a cup of tea. So the garden is a bit more shady because the sun’s further round!

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It’s a long weekend this weekend so I am aiming to get some lettuces out of the greenhouse and into patio containers. Can’t wait to start eating our own homegrown veg rather than bought.

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A photo a day – Day 48

We had about eight drops of rain this morning so that hasn’t done a lot for the garden! Still very hot and sunny. I’m a little later with the photo today because I went to take groceries to my mum. She has given us some compost to tide us over so I’ve been able to earth up the potatoes.

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Foxgloves at last

It feels like some of them have been teasing us for ages! In the Lower Woodland there are now four flowering and more starting to show some colour. I’m particularly liking this vibrant pink one:

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Though the paler ones are nice too.

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Meanwhile in the shade of the Upper Woodland Walk, they are a little slower to open, but getting there.

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And just for a little variety, in the middle of the garden under the sambucus we have our first dianthus.

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I hope it’s the first of many – I need more dianthus in my life.

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