Pizza Time.Much deserved after all the gardening.
Was so tempted to just pick up the phone but very pleased I persevered.

Pizza Time.
Much deserved after all the gardening.

Was so tempted to just pick up the phone but very pleased I persevered.

Lemon Balm.Mojito Time again!

Lemon Balm.
Mojito Time again!

"Feed Me Treats NOW"Miss Babs in uppity mode.

"Feed Me Treats NOW"
Miss Babs in uppity mode.

Onions…
…and their guardians.

Baking hot weather here at moment. Busy in the garden, watering & weeding but with the occasional rewarding little harvest. Really pleased with these over-wintered onions. Decent size for a change! And nice to see they have some company after I left them to sunbathe on the bench…

Today’s Rhubarb Harvest.Crumble Ahoy!
We are blessed with a very productive rhubarb crown here. The stalks can be 3 feet in length and still tasty. I’ve lost count how many pickings made this year but I would guess around 4 times what is shown in the photo. Great to just grab a couple and then a bit of flour, sugar and butter action will have a crumble in the oven in 15 mins.

Today’s Rhubarb Harvest.
Crumble Ahoy!

We are blessed with a very productive rhubarb crown here. The stalks can be 3 feet in length and still tasty. I’ve lost count how many pickings made this year but I would guess around 4 times what is shown in the photo. Great to just grab a couple and then a bit of flour, sugar and butter action will have a crumble in the oven in 15 mins.

Borage.Floral joy for bee and gardener alike.
Hope the bees won’t mind too much that I pick the flowers and freeze them into ice cubes for Pimms. 

Borage.
Floral joy for bee and gardener alike.

Hope the bees won’t mind too much that I pick the flowers and freeze them into ice cubes for Pimms. 

Magical Disappearing Cherries.Learning Curve.
Cherry tree is in the second year now, so things were looking well for a half decent crop after last year’s total crop of 3 cherries.
This pic is from a couple of weeks ago, have been watching them ripen and swell waiting for that happy moment to eat one straight from the tree in perfect condition. 
Well it seems that moment will have to wait until next year now. I came into the garden yesterday to find the tree stripped bare with just the empty stalks dangling. No doubt related to the amount of very happy birdsong in the garden!
So a lesson has been learned for next year: Mr. Monkey needs to net the tree!

Magical Disappearing Cherries.
Learning Curve.

Cherry tree is in the second year now, so things were looking well for a half decent crop after last year’s total crop of 3 cherries.

This pic is from a couple of weeks ago, have been watching them ripen and swell waiting for that happy moment to eat one straight from the tree in perfect condition. 

Well it seems that moment will have to wait until next year now. I came into the garden yesterday to find the tree stripped bare with just the empty stalks dangling. No doubt related to the amount of very happy birdsong in the garden!

So a lesson has been learned for next year: Mr. Monkey needs to net the tree!

Currant Affairs.White, Black & Red Progress.

Currant Affairs.
White, Black & Red Progress.

Happy Harvest.Basket of Joy.
Lovely, lazy Sunday pottering in the garden. Many things picked, including this sweet little bounty. Cabbage, broccoli, choggia beetroot, garlic, gherkins, charlotte potatoes, rosemary and a couple of cheeky strawberries.
There were more strawberries picked, but  between harvest and photo op, *someone* ate them…

Happy Harvest.
Basket of Joy.

Lovely, lazy Sunday pottering in the garden. Many things picked, including this sweet little bounty. Cabbage, broccoli, choggia beetroot, garlic, gherkins, charlotte potatoes, rosemary and a couple of cheeky strawberries.

There were more strawberries picked, but  between harvest and photo op, *someone* ate them…

Handful of Happiness.Yummy.

Handful of Happiness.
Yummy.