Well as to be expected a lot has happened in three weeks and not only was I not updating my blog, I was also not keeping notes anywhere so the details as to what’s been going on in my life is starting to get a bit sketchy!!
What I have been doing is taking photos, so I'll attempt to fill you in on all the happenings using my photos.And to make the reading of the post easier, I have split it into three parts each part represents a week.
Ladybugs cleaning up the willow bench of the aphids.
Hoverflies checking out the Opium Poppies.
The tadpoles have began to grow legs.
A pea cockle mussel (don't know how it got here but their are loads in the fruit section mini pond).
Bubbles from an aerating pond plant.
Lots of fledglings visited the garden early June and their inexperience made them a lot less cautious, making it easier to get close photos of them.
Blue tit fledglings bathing.
Black bird fledgling foraging.
Lady's Mantle starting to open.
This year I really want to make more of an effort to store my herbs for winter use, etc.
The main herb I really want to try and store for winter use is the oregano, which I will be drying first. The next series of photos shows how I went about it (they were finally hung in the loft). I can tell you that it worked and the herbs dried beautifully, retaining their lovely scent when crushed.
On the Friday one of my close friends asked me to make a belly cast of what she has been working on for her summer harvest. She'll be popping soon :)
No such harvest for me this year, so I had to make do with my first proper meal from this years sowing on the Saturday :-