A week or so ago, we had a heatwave here, and then at the weekend a rather spectacular thunderstorm. It caused quite a lake on our patio:
I’m glad that the patio slopes away from the house because it was getting ever deeper!
The ever growing beans seem to have held up against it, though!
Pity about the redundant hosepipe and water jug – they seem a bit incongruous! As you can see, though, the beans and tomatoes are growing apace and I looked today and there are several tomatoes on there. Plenty of bean flowers though no beans yet to be seen…
Well, the patio is looking a bit better stocked now; I just hope these French beans will look as healthy after the slugs sniff them out!
And here are the tomatoes all bedded in! The big ones are Alicante, the smaller ones Gardener’s Delight.
Just to end this little horticultural interlude, the wisteria at the front of our house is in full bloom; it smells heavenly.
And to get back to textile content, DH and I went and got a HUGE piece of MDF for my printing table the other day – here it is in my studio. So now I won’t have to keep pinning and unpinning fabric and moving it along to do the next bit…
Here’s a sneak peek at my reeds hanging no.1. The stuff on the table above is being auditioned for hanging no. 2.