Sunday, 31 May 2015


Good morning, everyone.  I don't know about where you are but here it is raining and looks as if it has been for quite some time.  Good for the garden which is pretty dry.  There's a bit of a breeze and it felt so chilly in the night that I closed the bedroom window which is usually on tilt and turn.  That doesn't happen very often.  Yesterday, in contrast, remained lovely and sunny all through the day, just turning dully-grey in the evening.  I tried to have the big French window open but the papers kept blowing about after a while as the wind got up.  

It was mostly work yesterday but I did take a few photos so here we go . . .

Possible fruit later on - June drop permitting?  Who knows?

The irises are, again, lovely!  There's a couple of random ones elsewhere in the bed, slap bang in the middle of the crocosmia, and when flowering is done I must move them elsewhere.  I've been ruthless with the crocosmia this year and a lot is being pulled up as it dares peep through the soil's surface.  It can be quite invasive when it wants to be.

Poor tayberry.  After surviving for a couple of years before being planted in its forever place, it was thoroughly weeded by an over-enthusiastic young gardener about a month ago.  It must love me though - it is coming up again for more.  I like tough plants!
(At least, I am assuming it is the tayberry and not some vile, slow growing - is there such a thing? -  weed that has decided to grow in exactly the same spot.)

The chives are doing well and are being useful in culinary efforts . . .

. . . as is the oregano!  Must make pizza!

I also have two likely looking fuchsias in pots, bought (on special, obviously!) at Morrisons.  They are healthy, semi-hardy so who knows how long they will survive, growing well in the kitchen and need planting out soon.


Frugal Queen said...

Do you know the blog Lavender and Lovage, she made a lovely salad with the chive flowers in it. I love the purple.

Joy said...

No, I don't. I'll look for it. Thanks.
J x