Some piccies from my garden today...
Busy washing day! Boil washed my un-paper towels, then hot washed towels, hand washed 3 things and ordinary washed the rest - 3 linen lines worth. I love to see washing blowing in the wind. It connects me with all the women all over the world, all through the past, who have cared for their families by washing their clothes.
I have two water butts but they have yet to be connected to the drain pipes. Still, I leave the lids off to collect what they can and......
.... I leave all this out to collect more rain then pour them into the water butts. This has really transformed my attitude to rainy days from gloom to excitement. I love harvesting the rain God sends!
The St. John's Wort is living up to its name by blooming in time for St. John's day. (June 24th) Picture is slightly blurry, sorry.
Mint grows wherever the lawnmower can't reach.
The potatoes are flourishing - looking forward to the first dig!
By contrast the beans are really struggling. This is the second sowing, 24 bean seeds each time, and only 3 have made it.
The strawberries are beginning to ripen, a few at a time; not enough for a bowlful yet.
Apples are swelling on my new Jonagold tree.
The onions are coming along nicely - apart from the one I accidentally chopped with the hoe. Oops!
The courgettes have survived the slug attack....
..... but this is the only one of 3 pumpkin plants to survive the chomping molluscs.
The gooseberries are almost ready to pick!
And finally, two nosey pets who just had to come and have a look....
Luna, our little girl cat....
...and Flopsy, peeking coyly over his shoulder.
Hope you've had a good day too! x x