Saturday, 3 July 2010

Blue skies and lots of sunshine

My peas are ready for picking - got loads of them, not sure what I'll do with them yet. Maybe some of Simon Hopkinson's pea jelly !

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This is the first of my Turks Turbans - so far so good ...

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haha, I have no idea what this fella is, but he is pretty healthy ... maybe he's a winter festival.

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he heh .... courgettes need no introduction ! OH is looking forward to Nigella's courgette & chick pea pie next week :)

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Hopefully these are borlotti beans ... my labelling, which started out fantastically, ended up in it's usual chaos when the sun bleached the ink from the labels ! Anyway whatever they are, they are looking great.

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I picked 1.25kg of strawberries this afternoon, they are currently in the fridge covered in 1kg of jam sugar .... guess what I'm making tomorrow ! Yum

OH's face lit up when he saw the raspberries that I brought home. They were almost engulfed in bindweed. I've ripped out as much as I could. Bloody stuff.

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The sweetcorn is developing tassels already - I might give then some chicken poo water tomorrow .. mmmm yum ! Must remember peg for my nose haha.

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Despite my careful weeding I still have loads of baby teasels popping up - this one has made a break for it. I'm sure I'll regret it later as it is so close to the path, but it is too pretty to dig up.

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Ladybirds are a few and far between this year ...

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... which may account for this situation ! Looks like I need to make some garlic spray to keep the bugs away.

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I've had some other visitors today who were more welcome - they weren't bothered by me at all - infact that's my leg that they are resting on. The pond is very busy at the moment with damsel flies and loads and loads of teeny tiny frogs hopping around.

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This one kept landing on my camera hand !

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I tried to do some digging today, but the ground is rock hard, so I think I'll give up on that idea :)