I know Dear Reader, I know. It’s been yonks! I have, in my defence been inordinately busy with all manner of things theatrical, family and friends and there appears to be no let up in the foreseeable future! We have been awfully social as it’s been Cowes Week and big birthday time too, running round like blue ar**d flies on Saturdays ironing bedlinen and tidying the holiday let and I have been rehearsing and treading the boards in one of the silliest shows I’ve been in for a long time. Coming up tonight is dinner with our lovely Norwegian friends and end of Cowes Week fireworks, a visit from sister in law and children and then from my mother and then the show again on Tuesday. A lie down in a darkened room for about a month might be on the cards I feel!
In amongst all of this I have been getting out into the garden as much as I can (which is not as much as I’d like) and here are a few little pictures for your delight and delectation.
It’s a vision in purple and orange at the moment
There are all manner of fluttering things enjoying the weather and the flowers
And even the goldfish have put in an appearance
Elsewhere the veg is coming on apace. There are some things that I grow just to look at rather than eat – which may sound slightly bizarre but stay with me…and these are some of them. They go from this
And mighty pretty they are too! These apples are on a very very small tree growing in a pot and I’m amazed at how many we’ve got
And some comedy courgettes fnarr fnarr
The anamatoes (as the EBG calls them) still have a bit of a way to go but there are plenty of them so we should have a goodly crop
Any minute now it’ll all ‘go over’ and the garden will be in its late middle-aged state of the year – a little faded but full of interest none the less. In the meantime we are enjoying the still brilliant weather, seeing friends and enjoying the Summer.
In the words of Alan ‘Whatever the weather, enjoy your garden’.