Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Its the last day of July.The days of summer will be fading fast.This year seems to be have been an almighty wash out.
I have been watching the Olympics since the amazing opening ceremony.I loved watching the conclusion of the equestrian 3 day eventing.The show jumping was fabulous!
I am back to blogging as well now after a little summer rest.I need to upload some Lake District photos too to show how glorious it is in the north west,,
Monday, July 23, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Our lodge overlooks a lake full of water fowl.The area is famous for William Wordworth writing about Daffodils near Ullswater.
The sun actually shone yesterday for a few hours.I hope that the weather is nice for our week away.
The Astrantias are looking beautiful,framed by the Norfolk Reeds.
I have photos of Swans and Cygnets,and a cheeky Duck called Kingsmill.I hope everyone has a good weekend.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
I will mark the progress of the Tiger worms here.
The Mole has been busy digging on the bottom right hand corner!The Bramley Apple Tree will keep growing in the corner alongside the Strawberry bed.
We still have grass at the front of the house,and the half a lawn at the back bordered by the pond, greenhouse,and path to the shed.
I have one more day to work before we are going to the Lake District for a week.I'm praying the weather is kinder to us.
Friday, July 13, 2012
The Water Lily tantalisingly opened with the hint of sunshine.As the day goes on it closes again.It is only open in good conditions.It must be a survival strategy to open when the conditions are favourable and when pollinators are flying around.Our small pond has a small water lily but it has still grown ten lily pads,and two massive flower buds.Much bigger than last year.
The pond is a constant source of pleasure.I just need to control my wildflowers so you can actually see the waters edge.The birds,insects,and wildlife always keep me going outdoors to look for them.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
We are having a new Paved area laid down on half the grass to site a table and chairs,and maybe a two seated swing seat.The washing line needs moving too.There will still be some grass for the bees and insects..
The garden continues to grow and bloom despite the difficult conditions.We need to cherish what has survived hazardous conditions.
Friday, July 06, 2012
The wildflowers by the pond have been flattened by the hard rain we have been having.This is the Astrantia Major,one of my blogs favourite flowers.Its growing by Red Clover,and Birds Foot Trefoil.
The garden is looking very lush,with a few rain battered flowers.I have just eaten a bowl of our home grown Strawberries with fresh cream.Perfect after watching the men's singles semi finals at Wimbledon this afternoon/evening.Well done to Roger Federer,and Andy Murry who are both through to the final on Sunday.
It is dry at the moment with lots of birds singing away in the evening twilight.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
We have a few days off to recover,but the weather forecast is for heavy rain and thunderstorms.I hope to get to the plot over the next few days..