Thank you for your lovely comments on my previous post. It’s been a bit of a rubbish week, but like you said, these things are part of life, and life must go on.
I’ve almost shaken the stinking cold now, still got a bit of a cough and my voice is a bit gravelly but I’m back at work and feeling much better.
I’m still terribly sad following last week’s news, but I have found that spending some time in the garden – potting things on and checking what has been happening – has given me something else to focus on. It’s been quite therapeutic really.
The potatoes have gone bananas – they’ve really shot up in recent weeks, and have started flowering now, rather pretty, dainty, purple flowers:
The onions and garlic are also doing well – it’s going to be a surprise what we pull out of these pots as we can’t actually remember what we planted in which and I don’t seem to be able to distinguish between the green growth.
The tomato plants my mum (not to be confused with ‘Mum’ who commented on my last post) have also been planted out, and the garden canes wait expectedly for growth. I think the toms are Gardener’s Delight, I can’t remember.
The french beans have also been planted on. We grew runner beans a couple of years ago, but while I enjoy the flavour, french beans are far more versatile and you only need a few for a meal, so they are the beans of choice as far as growing goes.
My sweet peas have also finally made it out and into a tub. I should have planted them out weeks ago – I hope they still have time to grow, and can find some space in amongst the mess of what is left from the spring tub.
And finally, our beloved Begonia has also been given its own special pot. I can’t wait until this one gets flowering. It has beautiful big, multi-layer pink flowers (you may remember from the bottom of this post).
So things are happening, and I’m trying to look forward. Thank you again for your kind words and support lovelies, I am always really touched when people stop to comment, so thank you. A lot.