I have spent an hour this morning assessing the damage after the wet and windy weather we have had over the last couple of days. I have lost a load of apples from the apple trees and 1 of the roses has been snapped at the stem. It seems to be alive still but it’s the only stem I have on this old rose so hopefully I can fix it up and secure it too a trellis.

I have been seed collecting too and collected a few poppy seed pods, sweet pea’s and also Pot Marigold or Calendula officinalis. These are German seeds and they call them Ringelblume.

I love these as they have beautiful yellow and orange flower heads which the insects love.












One other thing I have done this morning is pick plums from one of the trees we have. I didn’t go up any ladders this time as last time I fell off! Instead I took the one’s I could reach. I managed to get 3 kilos of plums and there’s still more higher up in the tree. Add them to the 3 kilos we got last week and we have picked 6 kilos of plums from one tree. I am pleased with that as I am sure the other half will be too.

Happy Birthday to You.

Squashed Tomatoes and Stew.

Bread and Butter in the Gutter.

Happy Birthday to You!

It’s also a very special day today for someone who I know. Yep the old timer has a birthday today! No not me but the boss, she is 21 again today so Happy Birthday to her!

Oh well that’s enough fun for one day, better get back to writing now!!