Now the planting rush is over, I'm settling into the routine of summer gardening. This consists mainly of weeding and cutting the grass. Here's my trusty strimmer, with a battery which takes a couple of hours to charge. Best thing I ever bought.
Then there's the construction of my Heath Robinson contraptions. These appear around fruit trees/bushes periodically over the summer. This one is holding up the branches of the redcurrants. The fruit bed is on a lower level, and as the fruit swells the branches droop against the upper level. This means I can't cut the grass underneath them and the slugs have a feast. So I make a frame and use jute string to hold the branches clear of the ground. Cheap, effective but not pretty!
A chive flower - Brits of a certain age may remember the children's programme the Herb Garden. For some reason, this plant makes me think of that programme! I love chives in potato salad, so have a pot growing by the back door.
The early raspberries are flowering really well now. These are from the plants I moved in the winter (see this post) so they are doing very well. The strawberries have already set a lot of fruit too.
White hawthorn bushes and yellow broom flowering in a sheltered old railway cutting.
Finally, a scenic view of sheep and hills.
Today's plant obsession - Aquilegia
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