It was a lovely surprise this morning to find the first of the poppies "champagne bubbles" had quite literally "popped" open.
|The casing that held the poppy bloom.|
I have to admit, I was obviously very ignorant as to how the poppy would open. Still a little bit in awe of the whole process.
I have tried sowing several batches of basil with no success what so ever.
I've never been a fan of basil before I came across a great pesto recipe which the kids love.
Rather than having to keep buying pots from the supermarket about £1.50 a time, I used the cheats method. I bought a pot of basil from Tesco, split the plants which turned out to be about 10 individual plants and gave them individual 8" pots.
After 3 weeks I planted the plants in any space around the garden, the plants have a lot more leaves per plant than when I bought it. I've now got plenty of basil and haven't bought any since..
I had bought some chalkboard pens to use on craft stuff I had been messing around with.
It was a happy accident to find that I could use them out does and the writing is weather proof.
It works on some old slate I found in the garden, pots and even pebbles.
It's proving very handy, I may know what most things are but Dave and the kids need a bit of guidance.
|Bob the apple tree (as named by Leah)|
comparing the garden 17th May
and then on the 16th June.