Saturday, 18 July 2015

In my Garden: July

Vebena Bonariensis
I created a new border in my garden this year to make use of the space which was previously given over to the trampoline. It isn't actually finished yet - I still have to put the edging on and it will need a mulch of something like bark chippings in the Autumn. But, I have been lucky that some of my plants have flowered this year - never really sure what they are going to do when you plant them so late in the season.

I have harvested a small amount of blueberries - they are slightly tarter than the ones you buy in punnets from the supermarket, but I quite like that about them. This was a new plant this year, so again I am pleased to have got something from it, and there are lots more berries that aren't quite ripe yet.

I can't resist roses - this one is called Burgundy Ice and I love the richness of the colour. Its so nice to be able to get out and enjoy the garden!

Love Mrs Jones x

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Catching up

Behind the scenes, I have been busy juggling work and family life with not quite so much time for sewing and some of the other things I love doing. However, I have almost finished a cot quilt with some gorgeous Hello Bear fabric by Bonnie Christine for my step-sister's imminent arrival.

I am hoping that the colours are suitably unisex! I will post in more detail when I have finished it, which I anticipate will be in the next week or so.

I have also started growing my own vegetables and fruit this year, starting small with a metre square raised bed. So far this year, we have had lettuce and peas, and I am currently harvesting the spring onions and courgettes. My blueberry plant has lots of berries in the making:

Finally, my gorgeous Maine Coon, Atticus has been enjoying all this fantastic weather that we have been having in Somerset.

Mrs Jones x