This post certainly is a bit of this and that and the other, quite a mixed bunch in fact, just like on the pic above which shows part of what I've harvested lately. The tomatoes are almost finished now but fortunately there is more to look forward too like
and wild strawberries.
They may be small but they cause quite a taste explosion in your mouth. They are the strawberriest of strawberries ever!
But it's not all fun and games here at Bliss, there is also a lot of hard work to do. Here's Jeeves's not so subtle hint that I've got a spot of weeding that needs to be done.
Thanks for pointing that out Jeeves! ;-)
I haven't been able to blog much lately because of all the work that needed to be done in the garden. Recently all the conifer hedges (all 80 meters of them) were cut. The under-gardener did all the cutting but guess who ended up clearing all the hedge trimmings away? That's right, moi! Fortunately I'd bought a few big bags recently to put all the trimmings in.
They are ever so handy as you can fold them away when you don't use them so they don't take up much space.
My project of putting gravel underneath the hedges round the potager is almost finished, just one more hedge to do.
Here are Vita (R) and Dolly pointing out another eyesore in the garden. Well, a former eyesore that is, because it's gone now. This is what it looks like as of yesterday.
Now we have ample access to the patio area, before it was such a narrow space to manoeuvre in, courtesy of the former owners.
I've just started work on the new flower bed next to the new paved area in front of the decking. It will look great once it's finished and all the plants are in.For the last 2 months I've been painting the conservatory in between all that rain we'd been having. It's been rather a slow job thanks to the many showers, but I'm nearly there.
Just 2 more window frames to paint and I'm done.
Well, on the outside that is. The inside is quite a different story altogether. There I still have to get rid off all that brown paint. Never mind, it will give me something to do in October otherwise I might get bored.:-)
After all that hard graft it's time for some fun again, after all we at Bliss have a reputation to keep up. Even though it's getting towards the end of September the garden is still full of flowers and there are quite enough to make a nice flower arrangement or two. This is what I bunged together last weekend;
and here is another one, quite cheerful and sunny, don't you think?
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You want an easy hobby, try line dancing. In gardening, there are going to be certain projects that are physically taxing. Gardening is more difficult than surfing and scuba diving, yet, curiously, ranks dead even with fly-fishing at the highest level.
The Renegade Gardener