|shells gathered from Anderby Creek (Xmas 2018) scattered on the patio|
|an extraordinarily large flower from the hosta|
No cycling today as the weather is a bit unsettled and windy. Paul is busy weeding his vegetable plot and is very excited because he’s just spotted his first Brussels sprouts forming. The hugelkultur (no-dig raised bed) has been successful and it’s still producing some big and juicy strawberries. No raspberries yet, the canes got battered by those early winds so we have relocated the plants to a more sheltered spot. The blueberries are doing well and we shall have a second crop to harvest soon.
|the blue bowl in one of a treasured pair, a gift from two very young daughters|
It’s been quite a difficult year for gardeners, very windy weather a few weeks ago and now a widespread invasion of blackfly. The fruit trees, however, are doing exceptionally well. There will be a surplus of apples and plums so we intend to make wine in the autumn!