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Six on Saturday – 18th July 2020

The weather continues cool and cloudy. It started off lovely and sunny this morning but clouded over. We are hoping for a bit more sun later. Meanwhile in the garden all the young birds are keeping us entertained. There are young blackbirds, swallows, goldfinches, robins, dunnocks and these little wrens. Four are squeezed into this little box which the kids painted years ago. Every time an adult comes with food they are poking their heads out!

Wrens

2. Next this week is alliums – little ones. There are a few just coming out.

Alliums

3. Yarrow with hoverfly.

4. A rather wet nasturtium.

Nasturtium

5. I love the blue flowers of hyssop.

Hyssop

6. The blackbirds have found the Logan and Tayberries too, but we have managed to pick some. They just need a bit of sunshine to sweeten up.

Thanks to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday

Six on Saturday – 6th June 2020

So the dry spell has come to an end and we have returned to more normal Irish weather of rain and cool temperatures (a bit too cool), but at least we don’t have to spend the evenings watering.

1 So first this week – yellow allium

2. Next a purple leafed geranium

Purple leafed geranium

3. Tomatoes are planted into the greenhouse – I was slow starting them but hopefully we will get some fruit.

4. Some beetroot – will let it get a bit bigger before I plant out.

Beetroot

5. Also squash and behind them cucumber. The cucumber will be planted into the greenhouse.

6. And finally lettuce (ignore the weeds!). We waited for ages for it to come and now it is all coming together.

Lettuce

Thank you to The Propagator for hostingĀ Six On Saturday