Thursday, 19 June 2014

Lou's Poo to the rescue.....

And here is the result - the power of Poo. A little goes a long way.


Repatriated hydrangea cuttings, from our last Cornish holiday at the fantastic Trevella Holiday Park, are doing well. A beautiful array of colours.


This Geranium (name anyone????) is so gorgeous, with dark maroon foliage and crazy purple flowers.



I love the jungle approach. The only way to contend with mass grass invasion.



Looking neat in the walled garden after a haircut last night. The broad beans have been very delicious this year.


Helianthus, pepper and rhubarb all on track and performing well



Raspberries are taking over the world (yum) and the lupin and shasta combo might stay in pots this year in order to make monumental plants for next year. I'll need to put them in a cooler spot but far from the slugs and snails.


The strawberry pots, filled with Poo and very little soil, are giving us fruit for breakfast every day now


Splendid delphinium


Globe artichoke: I only grow them as ornamentals... too much fiddle as a veg!


Bit of weeding to do Mrs Archer!!! (... in my spare time then..!.)


More borrowed cuttings... I did ask, honest.


This antirrhinum loves living in the wall. 


We found a way to contend with Mr Mole: eye-catching planted squares in the lawn. 





The cornflowers have been insane. So tall. I cut a few for the house and they last so well.







This bed is looking far better since I banned the children from jumping out the downstairs windows!


I do love a lupin


The bees love all the flowers but particularly the knautia


The grass is as high as an elephant's alpaca's eye


Sleepy sheep. Being shaved next week. 



Our planted Christmas trees seem very happy. They have solar, blue twinkly lights in the night... 


The arum lily is just beginning to show off


Land of wellies





The Archers at The Larches

Lou - Chicken whisperer....

Lou - Chicken whisperer....

Snowy and Moon

Snowy and Moon