Hello hello! Well, it's been a bit too quiet around here lately, I have been forsaking blogging for a combination of humdrum daily chores and certain 90s box sets on Amazon Prime - I admit it! Guilty as charged!
At the moment I just want to be flip-flopping around in the garden, pouring over a stack of magazines on the lounger and cracking into a stash of ice lollies - of course, good old English weather guarantees no such thing so you just have to snap it up whilst you can! I am slowly turning from milk white to a slightly more healthier hue, one of the perks of being a gardening type! My favourite job of the last few weeks has been harvesting strawberries every day, our plants are still doing well, and they were the perfect topping for some homemade scones last weekend (Looks like enough to feed an army, we had the family around who made light work of them!)
In the vegetable garden it's all pretty quiet, I've had major disappointment with my peas and french beans, and I'm now trying to make up for it with several planters of salad varieties which will be ready in a few weeks time if I can keep the snails away! I also have been lucky with french radishes and spring onions...but that's about it this year! Luckily, my Grandad brought round some lovely allotment broad beans to save the day! Very therapeutic popping the beans out of the shell, a favoured kitchen garden job!
I have been changing around the planting in front of the Shepherds Hut, I got too carried away and stuffed too many larger plants at the front of the border, but I got it right with these brilliant drumstick alliums (as usual, bought from Lidl!) which have just started to turn purple, although I quite like this ombre look! They sway beautifully in the breeze, making gentle thudding noises as they collide - a firm new favourite! The cosmos are coming along, and you can just about see the dwarf sunflowers in the pots at the back, looking forward to those!
Thanks for reading, hope you're weeks plodding along nicely!