Thursday, 8 May 2008

Evening sunshine

I have just spent a happy hour in the evening sunshine, tackling a few chores in the garden. I have planted up some hanging baskets, sown another row of carrots & one of Italian Mixed salad leaf. I have sown a tray of Sprouting Broccoli and sixteen pots of 'Maradonna' French Beans. The polytunnel is pretty full, as my Dad also contributed quite a few plants at the weekend. It has been a hot day today -too hot for SATS exams! Hopefully this fine weather will last to the weekend! The first sowing of the Italian Salad Leaves should be ready to pick soon!
The auriculas by the front door.

When the son & heir was small he loved to 'play farms'. We reckon that this is what Moss likes to do as he takes up a position in the garden where he can see people approaching & run around barking at motor bikes & milk lorries that go past in true Border Collie farmdog fashion!

BiL should get his socks, partially due to the super speedy service provided by Scandinavian Knitting Designs & partially due to the fast growing Big Fabel, DK sock yarn! I have also cast on for Fawkes, a Harry Potter inspired design by the very talented but ,sadly, no longer with us, Gigi Silva. Photos of those to follow!

5 comments:

Queen of the froggers said...

I love the look of you gardening, I am inspired to try harder with mine!!

clarabelle said...

I wish I had room for a polytunnel! Yours looks brilliant. And thanks for the reminder about the hanging baskets - must get mine done too...

Heather L. said...

Wow! Your polytunnel looks amazing! It looks like a nursery where one could buy plants! That one hanging basket looks just like the empty tarts my sister filled for a wedding last weekend! Same shape! :)

Terri said...

I love the fawkes pattern, can't wait to see yours knitted up:-)
my garden has been a little neglected so far this year, your polytunnel looks great!!!!!

Joanne said...

Your tunnel is just amazing---the photos are fab! Thanks for sharing them. Maybe I'll wander out and shoot more veggie shots of my garden someday soon!