Caption: Pea plants climbing up the peasticks
Caption: Chooks eating the redcurrants
Caption: Allium
Caption: Chick in the shade

Visitors to our gardens!

Great news! We’ll soon be allowed to have friends and family visit our gardens! If, like me you’re excited by this prospect, you might also be looking around at the many buckets, compost bags, balls of string and forgotten mugs of tea that are distributed around your plot. My Mum and sister have booked in on the first day of easing this lockdown rule and I’m already counting the number of days I have to get things ‘ship-shape’.

With their visit pending, I found myself outside this morning straightening bamboo canes and pea-sticks. Next job is putting in more plant supports (Monty’s been telling us to do this for weeks!). So, I’ve wielded the twine and been tying-in Purple Sensation alliums and trying to stop the catmint from flopping. The other job is the bribery of my husband to mow the lawn (real ale has been effective here….), and I’ve been sharpening up the lawn edges. Finally, I must remember to tidy away the make-shift water drinkers which I’ve dotted around for our baby chicks in the hot weather (definite trip hazards!).

So, lets hope we’re all putting our best foot forward by the time our gardens, patios and veg plots are ready for inspection. What pleasure to be able to share our gardens again!



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