We’ve been working in our own garden today and have planted all the baby lettuces in the trough ( just the edible flowers to add) and the little brassicas in one of the raised beds at the back. The Sweetcorn will go in tomorrow if this lovely settled weather continues.
Our Wisteria is wonderful this year. It has taken five years to settle in, as the pundits say, and is now just glorious.
The evening sun is coming through the100+ year old etched glass in the front door and casting a lovely pattern on the wall.
Wild weather again, lightning, thunder and really heavy rain, Most of us worked indoors in the poly tunnels until the rain lessened late afternoon. The growth of the crops is wonderful. It is inspiring to work at Roots and to be a part of this community. Enjoy the gallery.
Lone worker in the rain
The tomato tunnel
Squash, Aubergine and Chilies ready for planting out
Rainbow chard in all its glorious colours
After walking around taking the photos, I noticed the Marigold petal on my boots.
Hello everybody! It’s LiveWire3, again, and today, we found lots of things. However, the first thing we did was visit Porthtowan to have some very filling brunch in the Blue bar. Granny got some delicious avocado toast. Most of us had avocado toast so the table was full of green!
Afterwards, we went for a short yet satisfying walk around the beach. We stood there for a bit looking at the waves as they splashed onto our smiley faces.
While we were walking back, we noticed clusters of snails lying contently on the leaves. Some of them carried sand with them which gave the bushes some texture. We also noticed that on the fence, there were signs about peaceful protests from history. There was a pop of purple, so we looked closer and it was about the suffragettes. My Great, Great, Great Grandmother was a suffragette so this was very special.
A few hours later, we decided to go to Community Roots to go and get a tour and as I was walking looking at the acre of vegetables, I found a four leafed clover! They are extremely rare and these clovers had a special white border and their leaves were much bigger than any other leaves I have seen!
Near what we thought was the end of the tour, one of the staff told us their was a market full of things people have made and small companies so we had an excuse to stay! The market was amazing, full of colourful and ‘beautful things’. We found an ice cream van with a twist! All the ice cream was plant based so my partly lactose intolerant soul told me to ‘Go and get some ice cream!’ So we did and found these crotchet ice creams hanging over us!
When we got back home we had to rest from a very successful day but then Granny had the idea to go for an evening allotment visit where we replanted some fennel we got gifted from Community roots. It looked very happy in its new home!
Our Dear Friend, Ti, is 104 years old today and we visited to take her a card, a posy of Lily of the Valley from the garden and some Butterfly Buns in her choice of flavour, Victoria Sponge. We also took a recording made by the choir yesterday of ‘Voice of Change,’ a song written by our choir leader and sung by the choir on the beach for Ti’s 100th birthday. Listen to the words – they become more important as every day goes by.
Click here to see the post of the party on the beach. . Click on this link to see the BBC report on her beach birthday. Do check them out. She’s a wonderful climate activist and is an example to us all. .
Happy 104th birthday to Ti who reads my blog every day on her iPad. xxx
I’m a bit late with this month’s Happiness Calendar……. Meaningful May
I’ve made buns this afternoon to be made into Butterfly Buns for a special day tomorrow. I had to finish off two so that we could test whether to use commercial jam or my strawberry jam. My freezer jam it will be!
We’ve been having work done on our chimney and these are the pots that are about to go up. They look like pepper pots and amuse me. The old ones, over a hundred years old have been leaking. Sadly, they won’t be any use for planting so won’t be joining my collection in the garden.
I made cake today! Orange and Almond and much enjoyed by the lovely Mr S.