Sunday, 19 July 2015

gardening

Lobelia
pansy
geranium
petunia pink
and cream
I love pansies
These are all in containers

The garden is looking great this year.
 and we have tomatoes
 and hopefully plenty more to come.


Monday, 6 July 2015

 Ahoy there 

 On Saturday we went to Liverpool and crossed by train to Birkenhead.

Biddle was excited as the Queen Mary 2 was docked as part of the 175 year celebrations of the link between Cunard and Liverpool.  We had some great views of this huge liner.



You can see how small the ferry is








We rather liked this pirate ship too.

Back in Liverpool the view of the whole liner was not quite as good.

You can just make out people standing on one of the decks.


Later in the evening she set sail for New York via Halifax Nova Scotia






Sunday, 5 July 2015

first harvest of the season

 Biddle checks the mange tout.

 Lettuce, two types of cauli, (we had the purple one for dinner today), rhubarb, Sweet peas   (smell wonderful not for eating) a few radish and hiding a miniture cucumber.
Earlier in the week the cauli were now where near this large. It just shows what a couple of warm days can do.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

A couple of makes


I have finished my hat using a circular needle which I had never done before. The lady I bought the kit from at Yarndale suggested using the magic loop method to do the last part of the decreasing. I looked it up on Youtube and could probably have worked it out  but on the trip to Clitheroe a couple of weeks ago I found some mini dpns and they were brilliant so I can now tick off dpns as something else I can do.

These three strips are mini cushions made from two balls of yarn from Texere. I would post a link to the yarn but they are down for maintenance at the moment.

and some flowers

a very nice clematis flower. Libby bought me this last year and as well as this lovely bllom there are quite a few fat buds.

I grew this Dianthus  a few  years ago from a free offer. I has been a bit neglected in the double planter but each year seems to do well and the fragrance is amazing.

I have neglected the blog too this month but not much has been happening I don't suppose any one noticed though.