Monday, 30 July 2012

Colour me beautiful

After all the rain we had earlier this month, and now a few days of hot sun, everything in the garden is growing apace. I have three gro-bags with some courgette, marrow and squash plants in them, two per bag, and they are speedily taking over the patio! The bushes are heading towards the sky; the holly tree is disappearing under a rampant honeysuckle, and my one hydrangea plant is stunning!

Thursday, 19 July 2012

The bare essentials

Visiting a hardware shop in a nearby town a couple of days ago I found that they had carried out some reorganisation of the departments. I was tempted to obey their sign, but I thought I might frighten the ladies behind the till, especially if I emerged from behind the plumbing display.