Tuesday 15 May 2018

Third pop in

Little moments in time

Puss cat having a massage first thing in the morning. Can cats smile?


Monday 14 May 2018

Second pop in

Out and about

... with a walk along the prom at Heysham.

Look round - there's Morecambe Bay.

Down a lane I wander and peer through some railings.

Behind these railings is a Glebe garden belonging to the local church. Good to see there's a communal compost heap there!

Let's have a wander round.

By the garden is the church yard - what a great final resting place this is looking out over the bay.

I turn around to look at the pretty church.

More meandering leads me to this gateway. Shall we go through?

Out on to the headland and here's another intriguing entrance.

It's to an old ruined chapel on top of the cliffs.

Great views up here.

And look - there's a small inlet with its own sandy beach.

Just time to say hello to the sea.

I turn round to head back and spy ...

... another little gateway. (Look closely it's in there somewhere.)

Where will this one lead, I wonder?

It led to a woodland walk back to the church yard with a wilderness of wild flowers.

Lovely place, lovely views, lovely lunch at the village pub/hotel, lovely day out.

I'm full:-

with food,
with the scent of flowers,
with the smell of the fresh air by the sea,
with the beauty and peace of this part of the world,


Sunday 13 May 2018

First pop in

With the now warmer weather it's all systems go in the garden. The first picture was taken on the 6th May with the blossom just opening out on the pergola.

Here it is now with just as many blooms still in bud. The scent is wonderful.

And here's the grapevine.  I've rubbed off quite a few shoots and kept the ones which already have small grapes growing. 

The vine will grow like mad now and I will keep on top of the pruning until I have the shoots facing the way I want them and any unproductive shoots cut away.

The second vine now is in full swing and growing well. There aren't any grapes on at the moment but plenty of shoots.

I'll start to tie down some of the longer shoots using string.

The vine pictures have been taken over a few weeks and now it is in need of a trim again. I shall cut off the leads so that there is only one set of leads after the bunch of grapes. I'm quite brutal but the vine seems to take it and produces abundant crops.

Planted in the edible garden are mange tout, French beans, parsley, coriander, thyme, carrots, parsnips, spring onions and beetroot. In the greenhouse the tomatoes are in and waiting in pots are cucumber, kale, courgette and sweetcorn.

I love it when a garden comes together.


 Thinking of you, Sue.