Do you like the portrait that Miss Bok (6) drew of me...? Also the orchids Master Bok (2) got for me, not colours I usually get but a nice change.
This week, the vet was very surprised to see Astrid alive. He expected that she wouldn't make it...and then told me her eye would probably not get better at all. It was rather depressing. But after persistent nursing from me, eye and nose drops and antibiotics daily...
Well. Here's her eye looking brightly up at me!
I was very dark on white butterflies this morning. Now my philosophy is rather zen or so I try, that is, plant some for the bugs and some for me. But they have no respect for the zen!!!! They have decimated ALL of my brassica. Again. So I took great pleasure in picking them off and feeding them to Astrid even though I really just wanted to pull out all the plants and jump up and down on them in a huge stomping tantrum.
Just about the only Winter veg doing well are the rainbow chard and the peas. Sigh. My poor old eaten broccollini (x 6), cauliflower (x6), brussel sprouts (x 4) and broccoli (x2). NOT HAPPY! So some pics of my sugar snaps, snow peas and purple podded to soothe the soul...
I'm a bit bemused that the Autumn fruiting raspberry canes are growing leaves?? I cut them down so not sure why they are sprouting up again...
The baby fig is leafless but lots of spinach is springing up around it.
I found some surprise peas in with the garlic too!
And a clear sign Sophie has been in the thyme trying to lay eggs here again - she left behind indisputable evidence!
Olives are just about ready for picking and curing.
Hope I have better luck with the sweetpea in this hanging basket this year.
Hope you all have wonderful Sundays!
p.s. If any of you have any experience with setting up seed banks, please let me know. It's a project I'm working on for Eastern Uganda. When I get more time I'll do a proper post on it, but for now, if you know of anyone or if you do yourselves, please let me know. Thanks!!