So pleased I chose to plant up Gazania flowers this year – they’ve given great joy with they cheerful colours.
I also planted up an old wheelbarrow that was sitting idly behind the shed. The rusty bottom meant I didn’t have to drill any holes and 4 bags of potting mix later…..
everything is doing so well
we can see it from the kitchen window and it’s a joy to behold while waiting for the kettle to boil or stirring something at the stove. And now the delphiniums are starting to bloom
Our little tomato plant has given us fruit (excuse the hot, sweaty hand as I was just back from a walk and so excited to see this little fella!)
a second one ripened the next day so we each had one in our evening salad and enjoyed a tiny burst of delicious tomato-ey flavour, seemingly full of sunshine and summer.
This creature watched me weeding the other day, all long skinny legs and an almost fish-shaped body and tail
The flowering gum in the garden where Mum is has blossomed and it’s a stunning, vibrant orange
the bees were going crazy in amongst the flowers and it must give such a lift to the residents’ spirits as they continue to go in and out of lockdown. All good currently, but we’re on tenterhooks day to day.
My other great joy has been the hydrangeas and roses and I’ve so loved being able to pick these – lots for myself, occasionally for Mum (when I can see her), and some for friends too on the rare visits that have happened. Going to flood you with pictures now……
Summer has really arrived and you can see from the last two photos that the outside blind and/or the inside blind have been down during the day to try and stop the heat infiltrating the house. The hydrangeas have suffered even though they have shadecloth over them and I fear there won’t be too many more to pick. The roses however, just seem to keep on blooming. And that makes me smile.