Sunday, 11 July 2010

I've been so busy recently helping to organise the farmers market, walking the dogs every evening and working that I've not had much spare time to send you an update or do any sewing!

So this weekend I am relaxing and enjoying the warm weather and pottering around the house and garden and eating outside now that I've cleaned the BBQ! The flowers have gone mad with all the watering and hot weather, I decided to cut a few to have in the kitchen. The colours are my favourite, lilac and white. The small alliums are not really suitable for cut flowers as the give off an onion smell, but they look so pretty with the lavender and scabosia (which have lovely feathery petals). They attract so many bees during the day and moths in the evening. So I'm doing my bit for helping bring back more bees to the UK! I planted another lavender last month and that has just flowered.

The veg garden is coming along now but needs so much water in this hot weather, we really could do with some rain soon. The peas have gone and the next sowing of snow peas are doing well and the asparagus pea which is new this year for me. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Amanda x

4 comments:

Green Lane Allotments said...

Very dry here too

eight by six said...

My courgettes are not producing that many fruits, just too hot here.

Jo said...

Sounds like you had a lovely relaxing weekend. The rain has arrived here in Yorkshire at last. The allotment will be enjoying a good watering.

eight by six said...

I still have this virus that's going around, coughing all night and it's kept me awake all w/end. Still felt rough this morning so stayed in bed most of the day. It rained here and was quite heavy at times so saved me watering, I don't have the energy tonight.