Here are some photos that go with yesterdays pots post.
These are my collection of free pots that a kind soul gave me on freecycle. They are absolutely brilliant and after a small clean up will be able to hold so many lovely plants. There are 11 in all and anything that costs nothing is brilliant as far as I am concerned. I have already planted a minature ivy in one and 2 tomato plants in another. Saved myself a bundle there.
This is my climbing rose. Taken nicely and will need supporting very soon. Next time I am back I will see to it. It will look gorgeous when it's crimson flowers come out on the front of the cottage.
This is the Tess of the d'Urbevilles rose bush that my mum gave me for my birthday, Sorry, took the photo before I trimmed the grass so it looks a bit messy. This too has taken well and is covered in buds so will look lovely in a few weeks. This one is crimson too I think. I have a yellow one in the front garden too, also with lots of buds.
Some of the lupins I planted a few months ago have begun to flower. I love lupins and am so thankful that the slugs seem to be leaving them alone.
The plum tree has leaves although it looks a little stringy. Seems to be happy enough. More than can be said for the tomatoes next to it, very unhappy I would say. They have not liked all of this rain and cold.
That can't be said about the potatoes, they have loved the rain and cold! Can't wait to be eating those!
This photo shows a very happy apple tree, with lots more potatoes thriving under, I have banked them up as much as I could but there is nowhere else to bank now! Onions on the right and my peas growing up the canes at the back. Looks a bit of a mess, I know, but everything is happy - including me.
Happy pots of rosemary, tomatoes and a blackcurrant bush. Salad leaves growing in the back in an old wooden bread bin. Some less happy tomatoes around the side.
My happiest tomato, some thyme and a box hedge at the back there.
Finally, lovely Scarlet at Beyond the Nook inspired me the other day by making home made pizza and garlic bread. Now hers looked so delicious that I copied her and thought I would give it a go. OK, so hers gets 10 out of 10 for presentation and mine gets about 2 out of 10, but it tasted good. Scarlet's fed 3, but me being a naturally greedy man ate it all myself (over 2 meals - honest). I made a smaller garlic bread and with the remaining bit of dough whipped up a foccacia. Better than take out. Thanks Scarlet.
So that is my photo diary complete. I am back to London for 2 night tomorrow, doing two performances and back home on Friday. Hope the weather remains nice.