Every flower seems to be out in the potager add they do catch the eye. The flashes of red are a lovely nasturtium that I am trying to encourage to climb up and scramble over these chestnut supports.
That way they will help to shade the lettuce growing underneath. We can’t eat salad fast enough as it’s bolting in this absurdly warm weather.
Gordon and Melissa, my cousins from Australia arrived Monday night and it was actually raining as they finally pulled up into the farm.
It was great to have vistors and they have been a wonderful fun distraction all week. (Which does explain the lack of blogs. I’m too busy having fun!)
I’ll try and catch up with snippets right now.
And the dwarf French beans are now in flower. You can see them here next to the fennel. Both growing very well. I have sown another fifty beans in the bare soil beside this current crop. I love a succession of veg.
So that meant stopping what I was doing, sitting down, pulling up the net and carefully inspecting the underside of each and every cabbage leaf.
And sure enough, the tiny yellow eggs layed in a small dot of bright colour under one of the summer sprouting brocolli leaves was spotted and dispatched.
And I have fifty of them. Most are sunk in large flower pots in batches of five at the far end in between the dahlias.
So far the mole rat has not made an appearance in the vegetable garden and I am grateful. I am no doubt being lulled into a false sense of complacency.
But for now flowers for the house and for friends are the order of the day.