Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Lil`old garden update.

 In April, the garden looked pretty much like this :

Which is pretty standard for these parts,

Then the rain came.

Non-sop rain.

so much rain.

I gave up.

I bowed down to the superior opponent that is the Slug, and it`s underestimated partner in slime, the snail.

As of half an hour ago, the yard looks like this :

i just let nature take its course this year. I cut the grass maybe twice; didnt feed anything.

i planted this fuchsia a month ago, the purple flowers go really well with the crocosmia behind them.

the grapevine started growing eventually, i`m expecting my first real grapes this year, not many mind.

Friday, 17 August 2012

A quick run to Black Rock Sands.

Summertime can take you by surprise in good old blighty, so you have to grab it while you can.

join the traffic, watch the cars.

get stuck behind a truck for a few miles. ( par for the course. )

then a tractor , on a trailer . double bonus.

then you hit the welsh border and the road opens up.

I`m not driving, i`m the grateful passenger of my mate mik.

that`s not him.

that`s one of the resident car-park gulls, waiting for crisps and ice cream cones.

......one of my favourite views.

......20 minutes later, and you can drive straight on to the beach.

It`s like looking at the meditteranian sometimes, that shimmer that comes off the waves.

shirt AND brces on the hottest of days !!

Nice one Mik !! 


The heat was too much for me, i suffered from sunstroke , but it was worth it.