Posted: 12/07/2014 at 13:03
Hi again all, haven't been on the forum for a few weeks as I've been very busy with other things. OH has tried to keep up with the garden but at this time of year it seems to need both of us!
A couple of very good friends of nearly 50 years standing had a very serious motor accident in France a month ago and after an extended stay in a French hospital in Brittany were allowed to return to UK. I picked them up in Plymouth and drove them up to Bannockburn where they live and managed to get them home safely. I did give you a wave as I passed SE Glasgow on my way back Fairygirl just in case you wondered who it was!
The garden seems to have sensed my absence and exploded with produce! Broad beans, Runner Beans, tomatoes, lettuces, dwarf beans, carrots, turnips, courgettes by the dozen, + I just picked 15 cucumbers this morning. (Cucumber sandwich anyone?)
We have booked tickets for Hatton Park flower show for RHS Members day (23rd) as we've never been to H.P. Show before so hope it will be a nice day.
Our lupins are all over now but the nasturtiums are putting on a really good show, apricots are turning a beautiful golden orange colour though still not ripe yet. Eileen has been busy making Blackcurrant Jam as the Blackcurrants have been very prolific this year and she decided we would use them in preference to the blackbird getting the lion's share for once.