I yearned to wander around deadheading roses and yanking out miles of the dreaded bindweed. I've been really pleased with how the garden is coming on, in spite of the odd weather patterns this year. This area was mostly barren last year - its a man made raised bed/rockery which was built rather badly and is mostly just brick rubble and poor soil in places I've planted a couple of geraniums and thymes, and let the golden marjoram take over a little and it is starting to look lovely.
Our fruit harvest is small, only two apples on the tree we planted last year. Seeing as we had three apples last year, it should be a little better, although Mr C tells me this is the pattern everywhere, apples and pears have really suffered. We have started to pick raspberries and strawberries though, although we will have to be far sharper with protecting the redcurrants from the birds next year. We have only harvested 4 currants, although there were double that amount last week!
I thought I would share a picture of my random purchase that I made at the weekend at our local summer fete. I'm rather taken with my strange little owl, though have no clue where it will live. For now he lives on the dining room table next to the flowers....
A clock we found in a charity shop that will hopefully live in our study. And some of the beautiful roses from one of seven rose bushes that bedeck the back garden.