For the past few days we have had some very heavy showers of rain!
In between the showers the sun has been hot and yesterday we spotted a High Atmospheric Rainbow.
In the greenhouse we have harvested our first Tomatoes.
Still waiting for the Chillis to grow bigger!
I purchased some half-price fruit bushes at the garden centre. Two Blackcurrant bushes for the new allotment and a pot of mixed berries - a Loganberry, a Tayberry and a Blackberry which we will plant in the fruit cage at the old allotment. Also I bought some early-season Strawberry plants in the sale.
Whilst weeding a found this little Toad - so sweet! He hopped into the runner bean bed - I hope he eats up all the slugs and snails!
This Gatekeeper Butterfly was resting on a bean-pole, warming her wings in the sunshine.
I planted out some Leeks and puddled them in.
Down the centre of two raised beds I planted some Purple-sprouting Broccoli.
I harvested a few Beans and a Courgette from the new allotment and my Husband picked these Peas from the old allotment. I like shelling peas, it always takes me back to the summers of my childhood when I would shell peas with my Mum in the garden.
In the kitchen this weekend I baked some Blondies,
and a Chocolate Sponge. I filled it with Peppermint Butter-cream and topped it with a Dark Chocolate Ganache and Fondant Daisies.
Craft-wise I knitted these Lavender Sachets. They are decorated with the ribbon roses that I recently received as part of a swap and filled with Lavender from the old allotment. They were knitted whilst I was watching The Olympics - or at least in between the moments when I was almost bouncing up and down on the sofa willing Team GB to win! :)
I have also made some other items as part of another swap, but they are a secret for now.
Best wishes, Pj x