Last night seen the hot water bottle come out of storage and be filled.
Rudbeckia has opened its beautiful deep orange petals…a marker of the time of year. This has been grown from seed, this year.
I started it off in the tunnel in February, from seeds I collected last Autumn.
As I walked the gardens, Sammy-Bear walked in front of me, finally stopping in the tunnel and rolling in the dirt!
These seeds are big and plump and represent the very strongest, biggest, most productive and oldest of the Purple Broccoli.
Monsanto eat your heart out!
This is the first year I have grown these.
Many followers of Bealtaine cottage ask me for Lunaria (Honesty) seeds…and here are some drying on the veranda of the Lodge, hung up last evening.
This is a nice airy place to start off the drying process, though I may need to bring them indoors, if the wet weather prevails for much longer.
The Apple harvest continues to delight as the fruit appears so healthy and untarnished for another year.
I NEVER spray my Apple trees, or, for that matter, ANY of the fruit trees, and am rewarded with a bountiful, healthy crop year after year!
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