Just in case anyone's under the illusion that we have the perfect garden, this is a picture of the wild area in our veg patch.
One day it may turn into a pond but for now it's the place where all the wildlife hides, the insects buzz and the children's balls get lost.
I love it as much as the rest of the garden, particularly when all the creeping buttercups flower.
|No washing drying today... up in the clouds|
Today was a peaceful bimbling day - tidying up, not too much weeding, a bit of sowing, listening to mellow tunes in my own head space.
I transplanted some cauliflowers a week or so ago and already the slugs have found them. Looks like the night time patrol will be starting up again very soon.
The bed above is waiting for the winter cabbages to grow bigger before they're planted out.
The bulbs on the onions that were planted to overwinter are swelling nicely too.
I love the leaf shape and colour of this Bordeaux Spinach, but we've yet to taste it... maybe this evening it will grace our plates.
All the action's happening inside the polytunnel at the moment. Here we're harvesting lots of peas, perpetual spinach, scallions, beetroot, french beans, courgettes and herbs.
I love working in here as the scent from the herbs is so delicious.
The rosemary brushes against the leg as it's passed and the perfume from the dill, tarragon, chives and thyme fill the air when a soft breeze blows in.
I took a gamble and sowed them early, and they've had a tough time of it... they took a real munching from the slugs and haven't grown very big, but good to see some flowers now and I've sown extra to replace the eaten ones.
We dried and saved the seeds from a chestnutty flavoured squash purchased from an organic farm shop last autumn. Am thinking it's a Blue Ballet but will have to wait and see... it's looking very healthy though so fingers crossed.
A row of phacelia has been sown in front to attract pollinating insects inside.
To finish off my pottering, as a reward (as if I needed one after my peaceful day) some ripe strawberries were picked and shared. The runners from the outside patch were dug up and planted in the tunnel during the early spring producing the most exquisite flavoured fruit.
|Cambridge Variety Strawberries|
Still a few jobs to do, but feeling good for a catch up.