My faithful shadow supervised me
This bed was much harder than the last one ...so stoney and lots of old China and some glass. I remember my mum telling me years ago old broken China etc used to be buried in gardens as in
those days rubbish collection was not what it is today and there weren't rubbish tips like today.
I spent hours pottering, pondering and deciding. This border has geraniums of all kinds, different fushcia, shrubs, penstrom, iris, bleeding heart, carnations and plants where the labels are long gone. "Colin" my little Cornish gnome is in residence and a,bird table that I drilled holes in and will pin down and add some bedding to.
I am so pleased...DH well he congratulated me with a glass of wine and a "well done sweetheart , you were right, the borders look really good" praise indeed bless him. We sat in the late sunshine, I looked a picture for sure in my muddy clothes, wind swept hair, filthy nails but looking over the
garden I was happy but too tired to even take a picture or put away the now empty pots. The pictures I took this morning were after a night of rain and no slug or snail damage anywhere so Fred must be
in residence too.
The kitchen garden has enjoyed this rainy week and everything is doing well, but I am so far not impressed with the runner beans variety I chose. They don't seem to be bushing out and are slow to climb..time will tell I suppose.
Inside my cucumber plants in the front porch are doing really well, I have two plants and have 12
cucumbers ... Now I am starting to feed them. The chilli pepper are doing well on the kitchen window sill but need potting on..a job during the week. The cougettes need planting out to and another batch of cabbage and chard too. Onions are in and I am growing some garlic ... The bees are plentiful, not seen any butterflies or ladybirds yet.
I have been putting some log cabin blocks together using my favourite Lakehouse fabric and a few others. This will be a large lap quilt which my sweet girl is "eyeing" up. I am not sure if I will hand quilt, machine it or tie it...... This is it so far