Welcome to my month in numbers for August. As usual I am linking up with Julie’s blog.
It’s been a productive Summer in the garden. I have harvested 6 different vegetables: beans, chard, tomatoes, cucumbers, courgettes, sweetcorn and beetroot. My largest cucumber measured 13 inches long, and weighed 1lb 8oz. My largest tomato (so far) weighed 14oz.
I picked 3 corns and we had them for lunch one Saturday. They went straight into the pot from the garden, and boy! did they taste sweet!
I visited 2 stunning gardens this month. Christopher Lloyd’s garden at Great Dixter in East Sussex is somewhere I had always wanted to go:
This last weekend, we visited Charleston House, country home of the Bloomsbury set in the early part of the 20th century. It is in East Sussex too, just past Lewes. No photos allowed inside the house, but here’s a few of the garden.
We loved the inside of the house! Every piece of furniture had been painted by Vanessa Bell or Duncan Grant. Such lovely muted colours and designs! I really want to have a go myself.
There was 1 very large wasps nest that was in our loft. The wasps were very busy, there must have been thousands in there! The Pest Control man from the council came to cover it in toxic powder, and now the wasps have gone. 6 wasps escaped into the house, 5 of which were killed by his spray and 1 survived to be let out of the window.
We had 2 rides out on the new bike (Triumph Bonneville). 1 to Charleston above, and 1 to Petworth, a pretty little village in West Sussex that is full of antique shops! Within a walking distance of half a mile radius there are 24 antique and interior design shops!
That’s it from me this month! Do pop over to Julies blog to have a look at what everyone else has been up to in August,numerically of course!