Today was a good gardening day.....slightly cooler with a bit of sunshine.
And it was productive.
I began the morning by cutting back elder growing all along the barn wall.
It was a long way to drag the cuttings to the new bonfire site.
I also began pulling up the nettles there.
There`s still quite a way to go. I like to keep it clear.
In the polytunnel the first bed was completely dug out by Anne on Monday and filled with manure and our own compost. We hope no blight spores remain.
There are still a few things to harvest....such lovely colours.
Anne told us about the visit from Peter the Pond.....he came to try and find the leak in the lake, which he did quite easily. He also had a look at our pond and said that parrot weed is now on the list of invasive water plants. He liked the watermint and said it made great tea.
With that in view I pulled out as much parrot weed as I could reach.
We have left it on the side for creatures to crawl back to the water.
I planted odd feverfew plants into the new area and they seem quite happy after a few days in situ.
The crabapple continues to delight.
My next job was to spread chippings round the area cleared on Monday by me, Paula and Anne.
An ash tree has seeded itself along the fence.
A strong, sturdy sapling.
May the first frost stay away so we can continue to fill the house with vases of dahlias.
The interior of the shed is now filled with fairy items.
Watch this space as there are new plans afoot.
Quite excited about this.