June, 2014

Jam

June 27, 2014 admin General Gossip

Been making more jam today. Gooseberry and some more blackcurrant. The fruit at the allotment is finished now. The onions do not seem to be doing very well. I do not think we have had enough rain for them. However it did rain a bit today which will help.

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Cloudy Thursday

June 26, 2014 admin General Gossip

Not so warm today, so a time to go to the allotment  and pick more black currants, which of course will mean making some more blackcurrant jam. The garden is looking good. Just hope that it still looks good for the 27th of July. The roses are doing well, and most of them have had a […]

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Harvest Time

June 24, 2014 admin General Gossip

Been very busy down at the allotments. Our fruit harvest is ready. Masses of strawberries. Got the strawberry wine on the go. Have picked all the gooseberries. I have the scratched arms to prove it. Now the gooseberry wine is mashing in the buckets. Blackcurrant jam has been made. Only 5 jars so far but […]

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Lilies, newts and squirrels

June 18, 2014 admin General Gossip

Great weather yesterday. Wendy and I were going to install the new fountain pump in the small pond, and lo and behold, our newts have had babies!! Lots of them. So installation of pump will have to wait. We also now have a squirrel that visits the garden. No idea where he/hers drey is but […]

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Gardeners World

June 15, 2014 admin General Gossip

Just got back from Birmingham. What a day ! Between the 2 of us, we spent £210 including parking. Bought loads of shade loving plants and most of what was on our list. Totally knackered now, but looking forward to planting tomorrow. I like the Gardeners World show, so much nicer and friendlier than Chelsea. […]

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Another lovely day

June 11, 2014 admin General Gossip

Wendy has been busy trying to clear a much too big bed of day lillies. Been there since I moved in 33 years ago. Time for a change ! Going to put in 2 tree peonies, and perhaps something else that I may find on Sunday. Cos Sunday is Gardeners  World day at the NEC. […]

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Lush

June 9, 2014 admin General Gossip

We are now into the lush, ripe days of the garden. Deadheading becomes a daily chore, and smelling the roses a daily blessing. Now everything is growing like crazy, I can see the mistakes. The shrubs that should have been cut back and weren’t. The plants that should have been moved and were forgotten.And the […]

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back again

June 6, 2014 admin General Gossip

I haven’t done this blog, for what feels like ages. Been poorly, so haven’t done any gardening either. But been to the allotment today. Knee high in weeds, and after Wendy and I worked for 2 hours, its still covered in the bloody things. Our bean and peas have all been eaten !!! I am […]

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