What a wonderful day…it’s been bliss to be out in the garden with the swifts screaming overhead, the swallows swooping in and out of the woodshed deciding where to build their nests and best of all the sun shining all day!
The sheep are now off the field and the farmer has been with his tractor and trailer to fertilize the field to encourage the grass growth so he can take as much hay from it in the summer as possible. The sheep are now in the next field but still use our pond field.
All the grass has been cut today except in our orchard. The orchard is only a small area overlooking the pond field but we are growing a few apple, pear, plum and cherry trees. Hopefully, we will grow enough Bramley apples to keep us stocked up for a few weeks. At the shop today three Bramley apples cost £2 – just to make us an apple pie..so I’d better try hard to make it tasty!
The bog garden now some some plants in it but the rabbits have dug up some of them already!
The garden has been filled with the scent from our lilac trees today. They have flowered really well this year and have not succumbed to the killer frost like so many of our plants have done. This week we have taken out a Bay bush, cut our 12 ft Bay tree down to bush size – in the hope of restoring it, cut down a Hebe ‘tree’ but left two others with our fingers crossed to see if they spark back to life!