The garden feels like it’s really starting to slow down this week. Although I’m really looking forward to Autumn I’ll miss having a busy Summer garden with lots to do. Having said that, less time in the garden means more time for craft projects so it’s not all bad.
The bees are loving the buddleja. This one spent quite a while collecting nectar and visiting every flower until it was satisfied – it even came back for seconds.
At the beginning of Spring I made a DIY bug shelter. I sunk an old pot into a flowerbed against the wall, filled it full of twigs/wood and covered the top in soil to help it blend in. It looks like some bugs have arrived! I’m hoping the top will be covered in wild flowers next year.
We’re still playing ‘hunt the bean’. This time it was Scott’s turn.
These plants are still producing a big handful of beans 2-3 times a week! It’s surprising how many meals you can sneak them in to :)
Crispy brown leaves are piling up on the flowerbed in the front garden.
The dill is going to seed. It’s a scruffy plant but these lovely seed heads make up for it.
Most of our Summer annuals have died off now so empty terracotta pots are piling up by the bench. I need to buy some replacement plants or the garden is going to look really bare.
Is anyone else infested with spiders at the moment? Our garden, shed and plants are covered in webs and judging by the size of them the spiders must be pretty big. Erk.
Our garlic was finally dry and ready for trimming this week! That means we’re a step closer to eating it. HOORAY! We tried one out of ground and it’s been a test of willpower not to eat the rest before they were fully dry.
I trimmed off the tops and roots but there was still soil on the bulbs so I peeled off a thin layer of bulb wrapper aswell. I tried removing the soil when I dug them up but I ended up making a total hack-job of it. Doing it after drying was much easier.