Thursday, 5 June 2008

Keeping Busy

This is my favourite rambling rose, Paul's Himalayan Musk. It stretches from one side of the garden to the other and is just coming into flower. When in full bloom, there are thousands of flowers and it is SO beautiful. Every garden should have one.

Keeping Busy (the capitals are essential) is what I do when I have worries. I even tackle the ironing mountain and ENJOY the mindlessness of it. I am relieved that Fahly could not have gone to a better home, and the photos I saw yesterday show that he has really landed on his feet and is totally relaxed with two new horsey friends and delighted with the new grazing! Now I have to move on.

So, yesterday it was back to gardening, and I sowed some Pak Choi, Fennel Flower, Fenugreek, Caraway, and Mange Tout peas. I also transplanted some tub-grown Chives and Thyme into the ground. The Thyme is in my raised Herb bed, and the Chives went to cheer up a corner of my flower border.

In the seed stack I now have Larkspur, Delphiniums, Pansies, Snapdragons, Sweet Williams, Lupins, Rue, and the herbs I started yesterday. My Cherokee Trail of Tears beans are ready to be planted and my Leek seedlings need to be transplanted (I have more than enough to pot up and sell at the gate if needs be!) and have promised some to a neighbour, along with some Purple Sprouting and Cauliflowers.

Of course, today it is raining steadily, which has scotched all the outside jobs I had planned. I need to bake a cake, as I have a guest visiting this afternoon, so I had better get cracking.


arlene said...

Glad you are keeping busy does help. thinking of you over here in Alabama.

Mam and Lizi said...

What a great variety of veggies you have. I can't imagine taking care of all that by yourself. That surely WILL keep you busy.