Monday, 1 September 2014

August–Month in Numbers

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.P8310003P8310009P8310011P8310013P8310014 

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!


helena said...

a lovely harvest and I can imagine how wonderful the very fresh corn tasted - lovely looking houses to visit too

alexa said...

What an amazing garden you have - a tomato weighing almost a pound is a monster! Your fingers are clearly very green ...And those gardens really draw in the eye - I'd love to visit Vanessa bell's. Glad you have had a productive and enjoyable month.

Julie Kirk said...

I love seeing connections across all the number posts each month and I've just this minute hopped from leaving a comment on Deborah's post all about how you can't beat the flavour of something you picked and cooked in the space of a few hours. And then you said just the same thing! I don't think any of our tomatoes this year can beat your show-stopper though!

I *love* the look of the gardens - what a lovely few days out you had. So much inspiration. And no doubt all those antique/interior shops were full of loveliness too.

Your August is pinned to the Month in Numbers board with those from all the other documenters-of-digits here:

Thanks for joining me once again Linda - here's to a happy-September ahead!

Julie :-)