Posted: 13/01/2016 at 09:19
My fantasy garden?
just got up...it is soo hot . I said hot Opened the window ....so warm.....and the jasmine and choisya puff in their combined scent. Can make out the smell of ozone too to remind me the sea is just yonder
just taking a cool lager and a huge chunk of cheddar outside now...hmmm! The scent walking under the honeysuckle ach is intoxicating
The overnight gentle rain has made the grass lush...need to cut later when it cools a bit.....and freshened the produsion of blooms. Grasses are loving this heat...deschampsias in full flower, imperata red baron has never looked so red....nice with anemone wild swan there
stipa gigantea is lording it out there again...those golden oats shimmering in the sun. Cannas vying to be the tallest but just failing for now. They will take the mantle in a couple of weeks
glad I enlarged the pool....the water cools the garden and the fountain adds a lovely chinking sound. could sleep now
tall agastaches are smothered with bees and butterflies as are the Buzz buddleias, kniphofias, Dahlias,,blue salvias,,heleniums (boy I love Eldorado there) acteas, veronicastrums soaring skyward, those white Watsonias look good with purple cotinus Grace too. Wasn't I clever to double that planting? Oh! Those peaches, I must pick them before those pesky blackbirds get them. Tomatoes...got a glut and this hot dry summer has prevented blight.......and blueberries (glad I netted this year) and those blackcurrants need picking.
the veg patch is looking good too....glad I went for The Kelsae onions. They are big and burnished bronze by the sun. And those carrots....love my carrots glad too I kept with my white flowered runner beans....great raw but Spike likes them too and already he is out there pinching them
gosh it is hot! Sun cream? nah! Can't be bothered. Besides I'm cornish and used to this
wish the ladies would cover up, just a little, as they prepare my barbecue. Already they have replenished my cool lager.....oops! Fell asleep there. agggh! That really is a fantasy
(Great thead fidget. If this doesn't get us through to spring nothing will....well done and great timing )