Tuesday, 30 June 2009

This is the time for broad beans and I found a great tasty recipe for pasta sauce with broad beans mint and bacon from Riverford Organics

I love shelling them from their weird furry pods, great fat beans, which at one time I thought revolting. Not any more.

It rained heavily last night, which means I don't have to water today and yet the South East has heatwave warnings.

Today the Moon is in Libra and linking with Jupiter and Mercury - all in air signs for communication. Getting over your highest visions, the dreams of what could be and becoming aware of what is truly creative and fantastic gives a real lift to the spirit. Decided to be friendly with everyone I came across, like the lady in the flowershop; we had a little chat about the importance of having flowers around, and sometimes you have to treat yourself, which I have., now that Amy's flower eating cat, Mr D'Arcy has gone home.

this evening, we have another cat guest to stay, Ayesha the elderly siamese with her own unique foibles.

Monday, 29 June 2009

just messing about - I should remember to label pictures in future

a year goes by

one the most satisfying things this year has been to gather my own home grown lettuces and see my tomatoes thriving. last year's crop was totally pitiful, so not sure what's changed. But now I have a kind of garden contraption, made out of old wood which hold growbags. The nasturtiums are going crazy!