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 !


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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


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.



This one kept landing on my camera hand !


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