It was all hands on deck today to get rid of the weeds that have sprung up since the rain this last week. Enjoy the gallery and click on any photo for the caption. I didn’t get into the poly tunnels at all today as after weeding I was pricking out lots more baby brassica plants.
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Last week we were in Penzance for the Lit Fest and spotted the following plaque noting the marriage of Dylan Thomas, my favourite poet, to Caitlin on this day in 1937 in this lovely house in Penzance.
Another very pleasing day at Roots. My first two hours were spent at home again making another veg bag and then I joined the lovely Mr S and the other volunteers. I pricked out a tray of Romanesco cauliflower babies the seeds of which I planted only a week ago. My second tray was of swedes which I had not known until last week are also of the brassica family. The growth every week is remarkable. Click on any photo for a larger view and the caption.
We love Day Lilies.
The Penzance Literary Festival began today and we went to hear the writer, Catrina Davies, talk about her remarkable book, Once Upon a Raven’s Nest. I wrote about the book here when I first read it. The town was looking lovely with hanging baskets of flowers and beautiful flags everywhere. As we were leaving, I spotted a carved tree and just managed to snap it as we turned the corner. I wasn’t driving!
Such a lot of growing going on! I did my first two hours volunteering at home and made another bag. I arrived in time to help chop some veg for the delicious soup we shared for lunch, did some potting on of little shrubs and walked about taking photos of the amazing growth and some of the harvest. Enjoy the gallery.
A cloudy day today so it has been perfect for spending the day sewing. I’ve made two more veggie bags for Roots and made a small modification which I’m very pleased with. The really bright fabric on the left hand side is fabric from Senegal and I love it. .
Our Crinodendron, otherwise known as Lantern Tree, is magnificent this year. The wind has blown lots of blooms down so I thought you should have a photo while it is still lovely. One of my blogging friends, Hey Jude, posted a fascinating piece about her tree which I have saved for today to share with you. Do visit. Her photos are brilliant.
When I arrived today, I was amazed at the growth of the vegetables (and the flowers) since I was last there. My job today was sowing two trays of Spring Onions. Enjoy the gallery.
Another busy day, morning shopping for the family, afternoon choir for me and lovely LiveWire 3 who has been coming with me when visiting since she was six, driving through a storm to get to the station for their return home and ……all breathe out!
Our lovely Greengrocers, Butchery and Deli has won an award – Best New Local Business – certainly very well deserved. It’s always a pleasure to shop there where fresh seasonal veggies can be found, where delicious deli dishes, beautifully prepared and presented can be taken home for lunch and where everything you need to make good meals at home can be sourced. We are really very lucky to have such a shop in our town.
In the shop are some lovely crafty items made by another delightful local business, Make A Mends. Several businesses in town now have such items, all beginning Re as showing their belonging to our Redruth community. I shall seek them out and show you.
While in there, a fabulous black and silver jacket caught my eye, just the thing for wearing in Truro Cathedral in a couple of weeks when my choir, whose ‘uniform’ is black and silver, will be performing.