Last Monday I spent a couple of hours plotting before it clouded over and started raining again. I hoed and weeded round the broad beans, potatoes and onions. I sowed another double row of broad beans and planted more onions sets in the few gaps where earlier ones hadn’t appeared.
Yesterday was sunny and reasonably warm so I spent all morning being busy again. Although the ground was still soggy in places I was able to cut the grass down the path along the eastern edge, and did plenty of hoeing and weeding.
I grow a small group of teasels in the hope that one day I’ll see a goldfinch or two on them. The new ones are growing well so I will remove the old ones soon, being very careful when I do as they are really prickly.
The feathery fennel is now a knee height mound which looks, and feels amazing, and the smell of aniseed is quite noticeable. It’s growing next to the rosemary, in the stone feature, which has been flowering for weeks. I’ve been looking for the rather colourful rosemary beetle but thankfully haven’t found any, and really don’t want to!
There were a few white butterflies fluttering about, lots of honey bees on the flowers and ladybirds everywhere.
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