The Vegetable Patch, Clematis and Mark Steel

02 May

1   The broad beans are up about 3″ and I’ve planted Limnanthus (Poached egg plant) between the rows to attract the hover flies which are supposed to eat the aphids! I planted the leeks today in their deep holes in one raised bed and had some left over so I’ve put them in the salad bed quite close together so we can have some baby leeks earlier than the others.

Leeks in their holes

2   All the time I was working in the vegetable garden, wafts of Clematis scent came drifting across – quite delightful.


3   Mark Steek was in town tonight, well, in Falmouth. Both before and after the show, we walked along the sea front and heard the sea breaking on the shore. From 8 until 11.30, Mark Steel kept the packed theatre laughing!

It was so sad to smell the smoke and see the tortured remains of the Falmouth Beach Hotel which had such a terrible fire on 30th April. Fortunately all missing people have now been traced but so many lives and jobs will have been affected.


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9 responses to “The Vegetable Patch, Clematis and Mark Steel

  1. dhphotosite

    May 3, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Nothing like being in the garden!

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 3, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      I agree! Especially as good days like that have been rare this Spring! 🙂

  2. mybeautfulthings

    May 3, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Thank you for your encouraging remarks about the garden. This is a lovely time of year when things start showing through. The pink clematis are lovely and my favourites are still to come – the white ones. We just need a bit more sun for those and today is cloudy again.
    Have a good day
    Cheers 🙂

  3. promenadeplantings

    May 3, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Mark Steel is a hoot, we saw him here in Hastings a couple of years ago at a fundraiser, lots of laughs :

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 3, 2012 at 8:34 am

      He is isn’t he? His research on the town is so entertaining too.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 3, 2012 at 10:15 am

      I had a thought! Are you taking part in the Most Pirates in One Place Challenge this year ! We joined in in Penzance and beat the record previously held by Hastings!

      • promenadeplantings

        May 3, 2012 at 10:35 am

        Yes, we’ve joined in for a few years, what a great fun day it is. And Hastings is going for the record again this year 🙂 There is nothing quite so bonkers as dressing up as a pirate and shouting Arrrgghhh and waving a plastic cutlas in the air whilst being in the midst of several thousand other idiots. I love it!!

        • mybeautfulthings

          May 3, 2012 at 10:39 am

          Yes, me too!
          It was somewhat surreal to get on the train in Redruth to join hundreds of other pirates going down to Penzance for the day! Good luck this year. Give us another record to beat! 🙂

  4. Choc Chip Uru

    May 3, 2012 at 5:56 am

    Your garden seems to be coming along grandly, looking forward to seeing all your veges in full bloom 🙂
    Those clematis are stunning!

    Choc Chip Uru


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