We visited the garden today after a weekend away at my nephew`s fantastic wedding near
Henley on Thames. Three days is too long to leave a garden!!!
The pumpkins are invading any space they can find.
Steve cleared the area where the broad beans have been and put in calabrese and Romanesque.
I planted 2 trays of sedum plants for the cob shed.
We picked courgettes, (and yes we did make courgette relish) peas, calabrese, sweetpeas, dahlias, statice and helichrysum.
I`ve borrowed Belinda`s idea for this photo. One of the campers, whose name is Rock, (great name) walked through the garden as I was trying to stick the camera to a hazel pole using packaging tape. He just happened to have an extending pole in his van so we used that. It`s not too bad but I think I can do better with the mini-tripod attached to adjust the angle.
Rock is building the decking round the new shepherd`s hut, whilst he`s here.
This view is looking back towards the farm buildings.
The onions are now drying. Its a good crop.
The leeks have been uncovered today. The Queen and Prince Phillip visited us.
The first single dahlia is out. Singles are more attractive to bees and butterflies, as
they can see what they`re trying to get at.
Whilst we were away a fairy came to stay. It was a very nice suprise.
She must be a seaside fairy as her wings are very shell-like.
She seems to like the sweetpeas.