Posted: 11/06/2016 at 15:26
Thanks for the welcome home folks ..... thing is, I had a bit of a sore throat at the beginning of the holiday - I took some soluble Solpadeine and it went away, but then a couple of days ago I found I had an occasional dry cough ... this afternoon I have a headache and a drippy nose (plus coughing and sneezing) OH has administered paracetamol
On the bright side, our neighbour has been a reliable waterer and all plants seem well (we have some special Cornish sweeties for her). However, she didn't take up my offer of helping herself to the broad beans, so I've picked loads for supper - I'll make a creamy parsley sauce and we'll have them with lamb steaks and Cornish new potatoes.
The garden is looking lovely, if a bit dishevelled - lots of native foxgloves and white Hesperis matronalis flollopping around on the Shady Bank (and in the veg patch ) and the only bit of damage is a broken sweet corn stalk - it looks as if a wood pigeon has sat on it
Frogs are basking around the pond and the thrush that I used to hear singing in the distance seems to have extended his territory and has been singing very close by here today.