I’ve turned my back on my garden for the last three weeks, whilst I’ve been preoccupied with exam marking and school activities week. I finished my exam marking today, at midday and wallowed in the bath for ages! I then lolled around all afternoon, caught up on recorded Midsummer Murders (who would live there it’s lethal!) and then, as it cooled down this evening went to walk Bobby Dazzler and checked up on the wild food around Liskeard that I’m keeping a keen eye on.
The roses are looking a bit sorry for themselves, but the bees like them.
My upside down tomatoes are starting to fruit and I’m watering and feeding them to nurture them along. The leaves are looking a bit unhealthy but they seem to be growing fruit just fine.
We’ve had a few lucky showers recently and I’ve had the water butt topped up a few times, which is brilliant as at one stage I was using the hose and that’s expensive!
The bramley apple has doubled its yield this year………..there are two apples!
My potatoes in a bag have also thrived and we’re eating them with everything. Where I have harvested and have an empty pot, I will plant some lettuce. I really needed the money and I’m glad I marked exams, did the extra tutoring and helped us straighten our finances, but now I’m looking forward to reading, knitting, making jam, cooking, sewing, walking on the moors and just sitting in my own garden!