Thursday, 30 July 2020

Sunset on the trees


The other day I popped out back to do something after it had been raining and looked at the sun shining on the tree's outlinned by the dark clouds ahead
 The Apple tree shone
 Outlined by the clouds
Even the old flowering plum tree stood out
Happy Skywatch

Monday, 27 July 2020

Ripe Tomatoes



As you can see we picked our first ripe tomatoes last week







We have also picked Cucumbers and Zuccini's








 























In the greenhouse I noticed that the Aubergine's are showing fruit now
Outside the Tomatoes are changing colour  


















Like the ones in the greenhouse
Cucumbers grow well






















and so does this tomato my wife found in a planet she was given. Lettuce seem to just grow





















In  the beds sunflower and runner bean flower
The pond is brightened by a water lilly
Taking part in Our World Tuesday

Saturday, 25 July 2020

St Faith Shellingford



This week the church explorer takes you to St Faith Shellingford which is the first church I have had a chance to visit properly since lock-down and one with the neatest churchyards I have seen in a while


Thursday, 23 July 2020

A Thursday Sunset


Early this month I was walking back indoors from the garden and noticed an orange sky so I picked up the phone and went around the front of the house to take a few photos of the sun setting across the allotments




Happy Skywatch


Monday, 20 July 2020

The First Crops



Sunday we had our first crops from our garden. We pulled a few of the carrots I had growing in the Greenhouse

Pulled some peas and runner beans,
Add to that some  of the potatoes we had dug the previous week and we had a delicious dinner





















One thing I have not shown you are the apples we have growing, they seem to be ripening up nicely





Along by the greenhouse I have planted some more spring onions and lettuce which are now growing well.
At the back the Zuccini  (courgette) were growing well and will soon be cut in a week or so




Quite sure the tomatoes growing there will be ripe soon.


In the bed the leeks are really growing well along with the carrots lettuce and spring onions I planed between them
This is the first time I have grown them and they have done better than I thought






















We also have runner beans growing up the poles which are flowering so I'm looking forward to seeing beans soon
In the greenhouse Aubergine's have flowers on then




















The chillies are growing  well I have  JalapeƱo, Tokyo Hot 
and Cayenne






















Cucumbers continue to grow well and we harvest them regular and I am pleased to say the Tomatoes are ripening, hopefully by this time next week I will have picked the first.
The big drawback is I seem to be continuously watering them but a small price to pay.
Taking Part in Our World Tuesday


Saturday, 18 July 2020

St Peter & Paul Stokenchurch



This was a spur of the moment visit due to being nearby at the time. It was worth stopping off to see as the church was open for people to come into for a few moments. Limited access but allowed me enough to get what I needed. Please visit the link to see more of St Peter & Paul's Church