Firstly I must apologise for my absence. What can I say, blogging seemed to pass me by, I was much happier wrapped up in a crafting project or planning the next days jobs while chatting to hubby. It is lovely to have him at home full time, its not to say its been without its moments of course as we learn to live full time together. But on the whole I must say its been a success and I put this all down to my
remarkable personality, I mean to say, planning. Once I started planning and bullet journaling and making notes generally on our to do list for the next day and things that would be nice to get done that month, it all slotted into place. And he tootled around and I tootled around and then we tootled together. One of our jobs has been put in another step from the house into the garden. I had noticed we needed it, and asked for it, but then my right knee really started to grumble from the jolt it was getting by going in and out of the garden that I put a little more pressure on hubby to get the job done. And I must say he did a very nice job of it, using old bricks and tiles that were at the bottom of the garden.
Let me show you the garden in June, there has been much tidying and weeding, mowing and planting. Cuckoo Spit on the rosemary, a sign that summer has finally arrived. Poppies just about to burst. Jasmine flowering. I’ve no idea what these are called, but they have been flowering all winter. I was going to cut them back, but they carried on flowering and they are making a very nice show, so I am going to leave them as they are. The geraniums are potted, I do love that flash of scarlet in deep summer. My white lilac is doing the best its ever done. Its still a very young plant and putting the greenhouse in front of it I wondered if it would get enough light to trigger a flowering, but it has. And the roses are just in bud.
And then we move onto the vegetables. The runner beans are struggling but keeping going, its been very damp and cold for them, they really don’t like it, fingers crossed. The tomato plants have been transplanted into buckets with the bottoms taken out.. They are getting over the shock and starting to flower. Just so pretty. There are twelve tomato plants comprising of cherry, plums and salads, two cucumbers and this particular plant is doing spectacularly well. I have fingers crossed as I am typing this because cucumbers are notorious for curling up and dying rather spectacularly. One leaves the greenhouse at night, returns in the morning and finds a completely dead cucumber plant and I have no idea why it happens. But taking a closer look, tiny cucumbers just forming. We will be having cucumber sandwiches at the end of June. And that’s it, my tiny North London garden, that gives us such pleasure, in June.