Summer in the garden
I admit I’m not very good in the garden, but it is getting better. I have brambles everywhere, the lawn was overgrown and I have ant hills! I’ve attacked the lawn with a strimmer and hover mower and it looks much better. I’m having another go today. My garden looks great in photos though and I discovered yet more flowers that I don’t know the name of today. I’ll take photos!
People usually tell me the names of flowers if I post the photos on Facebook. I don’t even know the name of this one in the picture. Any ideas?
It’s sunny today and the weather forecast is good. The circulation in my hands isn’t very good though and so my fingers are cold. I must type faster! It’s quite warm outside, but cool in the shade. It is forecast to be much warmer this afternoon so I’ll be out finishing the lawn.
I need to get rid of those brambles, so if you have any ideas, do share them. In the meantime, I’ll attack them with secateurs. I need some gardening gloves though. I searched the internet and it seems they have them in Poundland. The market is on today and so I could kill two birds with one stone! The traffic will be bloody horrendous though. It’s Friday!
I have one of those little greenhouse things, with runner beans in, growing quite well now. It’s a bit late for them, but I might get some beans in August and September. They must be about a foot high now. We have to try to grow some food for ourselves. I will have some apples on the trees this year too.
I must try to put my new barbecue together this weekend. The supermarkets will be stocking up on burgers and charcoal this weekend as everyone thinks about barbecues. next weekend the carnivals are on around here, so if it’s good weather they’ll go to the carnivals in the day and have barbecues in the evening. Last summer was a washout and the carnivals were cancelled. Summers in England can be really good, not too hot, but warm enough to walk around and enjoy it. We even get a bit of a tan in a good year.
The other good idea for a proper English summer is a picnic. By a weird coincidence that was the subject of my blog post today on a Zillion ideas. Picnic ideas are always popular. Why not click the link and take a look at those ideas? Please share your ideas in the comments box too.
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