The last of our seemingly never-ending list of visitors left this morning, and whilst it is, of course, lovely to see our family and friends, both Damson Cottage and I exhale long and low as the peace of the cottage makes a return. And so, into the garden for the next thrilling update! (I knew you'd be excited!!)
The fruit cage has grown! Down with the old one and up with the one we had at the allotment. The existing veg beds will be realigned once the polytunnel frame goes up and we've got a sense of the space we'll have to work with. I don't know if the squash will come to anything as they were late going into the ground, but I keep watering them and chatting to them - we can but try. We've got some strawberry plants ready to go in; just need to track down a couple of blackcurrant bushes.
The cucumbers, however, are going crazy! We shall definitely be harvesting a cucumber or ten in the next couple of weeks, I reckon - assuming no early onset of blizzardy winter that is.
Bits of polytunnel frame ready to go up at the weekend. Bits of old fruit cage to be recycled as new chicken enclosure. Note the immaculately mown lawn...
Pretty apples on one of the six apple trees...
Holly for Christmas...sshhhhhh.....
Grand show of crocosima one of the lower garden borders. I'm not sure how I feel about this plant, but it's a goodly splash of colour nonetheless...
Mad hens with fuzzy heads. 'Stand still!' I kept saying. 'We can't!' they kept saying back.
And finally, some views of the fields that surround us. Just because it is a sunny evening and all is peace and calm.
(Andy found an artistic branch upon which to hang the bird feeder. The pesky great tits can now flick birdseed wherever they like now and the courtyard will remain jungle-free!)
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