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Summer Garden

Updated: Feb 20, 2022

For the last two weeks I have been very unwell. I had Pneumonia and ended up spending three nights in hospital. Although I feel a bit like a pin cushion, I am very pleased to say that I am on the mend. I intended to write this blog the other day, but today is the first day I have felt well enough.

Luke and I had a little wonder around the garden to see how little selection of plants are getting on. Due to the fact that I have been so busy finishing up my law degree, we have not planted much this year. I put in a little herb garden in the spring and it is coming along beautifully. I need to figure out a way to protect it for the winter, without having to dig up the plants. We have rosemary, sage, thyme, oregano and chives. I wanted to grow basil this year, but with our weather here in North Wales it would not have survived. Therefore, I have resorted to growing it in the window.

Luke loves helping me in the garden, and our Landlords, who are farmers, gave Luke some peas to plant. I taught him how to tie them up and look after them, and they have done really well. I also grew some pinto beans, but they were planted quite late in the season, so are not producing many beans. I think I will dry them out and use them to plant more next year. I am hoping to dig up a section on the border and use it exclusively for veg. It’s times like these that I miss my raised beds.

I love wandering around the garden in summer. The berries are becoming plump and the wasps are getting so full that they flop around like bumble bees. Everything is green and growing. We haven’t had many sunny days this summer yet. I am hoping for a lovely September to enjoy the last of the summer nights. Although, I start my BPTC in September, so I will be busier than ever.

Thank you for stopping by I hope that wherever you are you are having a fantastic summer too.

Big love,

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