Well, the weather might not be too hot or dry but we’ve had some happy days meeting visitors to the cottage , who have been celebrating their own special events. Just this month we’ve welcomed visitors, who were on their honeymoon and two other sets of visitors who were celebrating their anniversaries. Having a self catering cottage is a great plan if you enjoy meeting people from all over the world and helping them enjoy a special holiday in beautiful Carmarthenshire.
The slugs and snails in the garden have had happy days too! They just love this weather and all the plants that I grow! However, they will not beat me!! I will not use slug pellets as we have a hedgehog somewhere in the garden so every devious method I find to deter the s and s’s I use!
Lovely patterns and shapes.
Clematis climbing up to get away from slugs but not far enough to miss the snails!
The one and only orchid growing in the ‘meadow’ grass in the front garden. There were two but guess what ate through the stalk of the other one!
A favourite flower in the garden loved by the grand children is the antirrhinum or snapdragon! Turn the flower upside down and squeeze the sides and the mouth opens and closes like a dragon or a mouse eating cheese- whichever story your mother told you when you were young! Luckily the ‘dragon’ story seems to scare off the slugs!
The ‘bog garden’ has loved all the rain and the Rodgersia is in fine flowering mood. There is one huge hosta in the midst of this lot and its leaves are still not doiley looking so it’s one to remember as the slugs seem to leave it alone!
Gentle Hermione , Mr Lidl, Mr Lidl and Gertrude Jekyll- some expensive roses and some from Lidl. I love Lidl roses and they are such a surprise as you never know what they will turn out like and usually only about £1.99!
Roses are usually left alone by the s and s’s but covered instead by greenfly! Happy Days!