Friday, July 18, 2014

Fine weather sunset

There's been quite a lot of warm sunny weather so there were several colorful sunsets:

Compare with one in March:

Just 'coz



Strawberry Bed

This was the bed back in April.

It yielded plenty of nice strawberries in June

Some became a very delicious Strawberry, Balsamic and Black Pepper preserve:

Some combined with late rhubarb to make a tart

Some went into a cream sponge cake:

And several pounds are in the freezer.

A Good result this year - netting over the bed made a huge difference, protecting the fruit from marauding birds and Huddie, the ASBOdogs'a lazy bone-burying


Meadow Box Update July 17 2014

Meadow Boxes revisited

Recap: Poxes sunk in meadow grass in April 2014 
(see previous post for seedlings in boxes)

In May and june the seedlings grew bu were not visible as the grass grew even faster.
At the end of June and early July, some of the taller wild flowers became visible above the sward;

I know the first to be seen were little yellow wildflowers but I can't locate the photo at present.
Later the blue cornflowers and red poppies showed up:

I have to wait until next year to see if these flowers seed themselves and spread throughout.