Monday, 21 August 2017

Smoked and Uncut

At the weekend the Pig hotel shared it's garden with a host of festival goers and we went along with friends to share in the fun.
Is it a tree?
No, it's a green man.
And, unlike the fairy, he's rather scary.
They were handing out the programmes.

Our gang started by sampling the flavoured gins and vodkas
And then had a sit down on the sofa!
We were at the festival to enjoy good food

good music
and dancing
and we did all of that!
Wearing traditional English summer clothing, wellington boots,
waterproof hats and macs.
Plastic ponchos were handed out for those optimists who came unprepared.

were GREAT!
It was a lot of fun!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Sunday morning

First thing in the morning I like to walk around the garden.
It promises to be a beautiful day.

There was a deer in the orchard at dawn, 
time to check the veg!
I've netted the brassica against pigeons 
but deer are another matter.
Things are shaping up well.

Here's my little Meyer bush sitting out in the sunshine.

Some parts of the garden look really scruffy
and the roses need treating for rust and black spot.
The weekly food shop is dangerous at this time of year as I have to walk past the outdoor plant section to access the trolleys. Yesterday I couldn't resist Mrs Cholmondeley. I've planted her to climb up the back of the arbour.
In the greenhouse there isn't much room to sit.

 The ginger plant has thrown up a beautiful flower
but it's fading already.
This plant from Sally is labeled, 'Uganda'.
It's bright red flower produced this little pouch of seeds.
Another gardening challenge!