Wednesday, 24 July 2013

who is in the garden this week

Well this week I've been enjoying sitting in the sun and shade reading a bit of Austin.  Whilst sitting I could hear a loud constant buzzing of the bees and the see the fluttering of white butterflies. 

I love that my garden seems to have lots of plants that encourages these visitors. They are so important to our environment so I try and plant native perennials and bee/butterfly friendly plants along side my fruit and veggies. 

Then to my surprise I reached down to get my drink and saw a little snail sat at the bottom of the chair leg. I don't put anything down to get rid of slugs and snails. Plants just have to cope with these little garden poppets.

I love sitting in nature and know I am blessed to be able to enjoy the restorative of the outdoors in my garden and the creatures that visit me there. 

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

My garden this week –

The cosmos that I planted from seed have started booming

I am eating blueberries, strawberries and raspberries for pudding nearly every day the taste so sweet.

The tomatoes have flowered and now the fruit are starting to grow, let’s hope that with this gorgeous sunshine they will ripen so I can eat them soon with my nasturtiums in a sandwich with cream cheese.
The lavender and roses smell wonderful and are attracting bees and butterflies.

It really is such a lovely place to sit, edit photographs, read a book, or generally potter and relax. Although I have plans which involve a sledge hammer, some bricks, stones and wood.
 It is however too hot for that today, I’ll just sit back and enjoy.