|Hang on, what's this attached to the net?|
|I'm pretty sure it's a Large White chrysalis (Pieris brassicae)! We turned the net inside out |
and no future butterflies were harmed in the harvesting of this pumpkin.
|Will you hurry up and come and cut the pumpkin vine instead of taking photos?!|
(That pile of brown stuff is well rotted horse manure courtesy of my
horsey neighbours to be dug in later - have loads more of it).
|All that just for this (courgette has nothing to do with it....). |
But I've only three Potimarrons total so it was important!
|And over in the orchard..... he's 6 foot 4" (195cm) so comes in very handy - |
so does that harvesting net on a long pole.
|Back in the veg patch it was time to collect coriander seed for sowing next year.|
|But Bertie decided he'd come along and 'help'.|
|This is his idea of helping, that's after snotting all over me when I was squatting down |
with the camera and risking smearing my lens.....
|I have to say, it was nice to be cool enough to get back in my wellies!|
And please ignore the weeds...... ;-)
|I love you, Mummy.|
|Needless to say, I gave up with the harvesting at this point!|
All that greenery around the coriander is self seeded physalis, by the way.
To think I BOUGHT a plant this year! Now I know better as it's self seeded everywhere.
|I've got a vole gone beserk in here too, and has tunnelled under all my most |
recently sown young veggies. :-(
|I've no idea if Bertie caught it but later I found the soil dug out and all over |
the place; the only good thing is that he didn't poo in the middle of it!!!
|And finally - we have a lawn! It's greened up even more in the two days since I took this photo. |
A bit of rain has helped enormously.
I have a load more photos to sort through from this last week but I just don't know where the time goes - I'm always meaning to try to blog more often than once a week!! Will try to get the others up over the weekend.