I had waited for the children to come home as I need to put compostable matter on the compost heap that I had covered with black polythene. Last time I lifted it there were grass snakes as it is a lovely warm spot for them to lie, but unfortunately the only thing we saw was a little shrew. However grandson was really excited when I found the sloughed skin of a snake on the heap!!
|"The corn is as high as an elephant's eye"|
(Apologies to Oklahoma!!)
Whilst grandson helped me to plant leeks (he made the hole with my dibber) M started to tidy up the grapevine that we had pruned and tied back in the spring. A previous person had planted a very invasive bamboo in the garden, and it has come up all over the place and with great force. To me it seemed worse than Japanese Knotweed as it had grown under some thick matting under the swings and had lifted it with its growing force. Dreadful stuff and impossible to kill. Bindweed was everywhere and grandson was most upset when it was cut back - "but Granny it has lovely flowers" - he will learn!!
|Everything growing well.|
|Stuffed with little presents that girls love hence the odd shape!|
I have started to sew the quilt using the Oakshott Fabric that I bought last week but it is going to be some time before this is completed and I shall not be posting photos for a while.
Well things are progressing and a photo will be forthcoming shortly!!