Thursday, June 08, 2006

Prioritising - turning the compost heap or blogging?

I couldn't blog last week as we were away, so this has been my dilemma this week. (Then when I went to use Blogger it was down.)

The compost heaps needed attention. One was full, the second pretty well rotted, and the third empty. But before I can start to fill one, I have to turn the full one.

The temperature has been rising, and my eyes have been running. However, it is going to get hotter.

So on Tuesday afternoon instead of attempting to post here, I went down the garden and got to work. What a virtuous feeling I had once it was all done. Does that count for the whole week's portions of 30 minutes vigorous exercise?

The top picture shows the apple blossom, tulips and forget-me-nots a month ago. Here is a general view this week.

The forget-me-nots are fading and need to be composted, hence the urgent need for work on turning the compost. The geranium phaeum is still going strong, only getting taller.

Tucked away in the centre are the oriental poppies. They have huge impact when you look out from the house, but barely show up in a picture.

I don't know what this is. My mother gave it to me when looking for some Iris graminea that I had given her years ago. This is what grew instead.

Love-in-a-mist crops up all over the place, frequently trying to make us think that we have had success with carrots. We have stony soil, and not much success with carrot germination in the first place.

And here we have some of the local wildlife sitting alongside the pond out of the sun. Usually they can be seen tastefully displayed on the lily pads, but it must have been too hot for them (25 C in the shade).

Like me they aren't getting much knitting done!


Blogger Wye Sue said...

Thanks for sharing your garden, looks a lot more loved than mine at the moment ;-)

12:29 pm  
Blogger Leigh said...

I wondered where you were!!

Your garden is like a breath of fresh air, beautifully welcoming. And speaking of welcoming, welcome home!

12:43 pm  
Blogger Nickerjac said...

A garden to aspire too x

6:30 am  
Blogger m said...

We were lucky. The trees were there already, and we have had ten years to get it to this state. This is the time of year that it looks its best too.

8:46 am  
Blogger Wendy said...

I'm you glad you decided to blog. I love your garden. Beautiful place to knit!!

5:43 am  
Blogger m said...

Sit and knit indeed! If the weather is good enough to be outside, I'll be busy weeding or something, unless I'm eating a meal out there.
The knitting comes out on train journeys, and late in the day in front of the TV, and at the Art Room mostly at this time of year.

11:59 pm  

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