We have been picking our strawberries daily for a few weeks now; different varieties from our strawberry patch on the ground and our planters on the wood store.
… Verbena bonariensis, stems of which have suddenly shot up to about 6 foot tall around the garden and are just beginning to flower.
Mid-June, and despite cool temperatures, high winds and frequent showers, the garden is starting to simmer with colour.
The wind has been wild. Petals are strewn around the garden, while plants have taken on rakish angles.
We woke yesterday to discover that our lovely, gentle, happy cat Willow had been hit by a car just a few metres up our country lane. We buried her in the garden that she loved so much. Devastated.
Like hundreds and thousands of places across the UK and beyond, our little village celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a street party in the sunshine yesterday.