Not long to go now!
We are really looking forward to having you back here for a while.
Meanwhile, here are a few scenes from home...
A girl on a mission!
This little girl has grown since you last saw her.
She loves the animals and really enjoys feeding the hens.
Even Sparky enjoys her attention,
for a short time.
The gardens are blooming.
Lupins and peonies are my favourites at the moment.
...and don't you love these 'cat-tail' lupins?
Sparky is never one to miss a photo opportunity.
My honeysuckle hedge is about to burst into bloom,
the scent will be heavenly.
The men around this place keep trying to decimate it.
I may have lost a couple of battles,
but not this one.
I have planted a few more.
The steps to nowhere have been slightly revealed.
That area has had a lot of work done on it,
as you will see.
Francesca is definitely mummy's girl.
Which is only fair, given that Harry has always
been a daddy's boy.
I have lots more to show you, but I want to keep a few surprises for when you get here.
The vegetable garden is really starting to get going now,
despite the usual dreary summer weather.
The polytunnel is already productive.
Joanne, of Cup on the Bus has a magnificent lettuce-fountain in her garden.
I loved the idea, so here is my mini version!
The Head Gardener had commandeered many of my large tubs and pots,
so I had to make do.
My version is not grand, but it is very productive.
I really like it.
Thank you, Joanne!
Bennie takes a break...
on the newly planted onions.
Her job is to scare the pigeons
which have been feasting on the greens.
The Head Gardener joins me in sending his love.