We had quite a bit of rain recently, so the plants are thriving. The nasturtiums, in particular, are doing extremely well. And we have so many different colours and shades of these flowers!
The peach rose is out in all its glory and many of the seeds I sowed back in February and March are now planted out in the beds and hanging baskets. Every 3 weeks or so I transplant the bigger seedlings and then sow another trough of seeds. This means, when annuals die off, I always have something to replace them with.
The sparrows are very entertaining and use the black troughs to drink from when it’s been raining. Unfortunately, they don’t sit still long enough to be photographed. Maybe I’ll try videoing them at some point.
Normally, at this time of year, we’re busy! We might get to eat a hasty lunch on the patio, but that’s all. It is very strange, but also very pleasant to be able to enjoy our garden patio this summer.
I always create something different in the flower beds, so that returning guests can enjoy different varieties of flowers when they stay. This year, I’m still creating new displays, but for once, we can enjoy them ourselves.
It is very odd, I have to admit, to be allowed to sit out all day on the patio when the sun shines. It doesn’t feel right, because we’re so used to cleaning, shopping and washing up all day from May onwards. But we are trying to rest and relax as much as we can because we’re not allowed to do anything else!
We are still CLOSED until further notice. If you’ve arranged to stay with us this year, please make sure you let us know at least 7 days before your arrival date, what you plan to do with your reservation. More details on what to do, can be found HERE.
Meantime, stay safe and we hope to see you all again at some point in the future!