Rat-a-go-y

Hubby has been working hard outside and today I was able to give him a hand raking over the soil as he shifted it from the compost heap to the new flower bed.

After Ratilda’s demise, Hubby has been vigilant in keeping an eye on the traps and bait he’d put down, but nothing was taken.
Our neighbour found a gnawed hole in his fence and shone a torch through it, which lit up underneath our compost box which is housing our onion crop this year.
Photo: end of garden in April

Or was.
This weekend has been spent dismantling the box and moving the onions, hopefully saving the majority.
I don’t know what I expected to see, some cavernous hole I guess, but there was nothing other than a small indentation that didn’t actually lead anywhere!
We did however have a supervisor overseeing our endeavours, one beautiful robin that was quite happily sifting through the soil for worms every time our backs were turned, or sitting on the fence or spade handle watching us work. When we were nearly finished, a blackbird joined him.

There are some visible changes out back now. Our clematis is blooming and will be quite lovely.
Photo: Garden in April

Photos:
above: garden today taken through bedroom window.
below: cropped shot of end of garden

The onions are now in the smaller box on the right, and we have a flower bed at the bottom on the left which has a variety of things in it. It will be interesting to see what actually comes up as it’s in the shade most of the day.

The rhubarb root we bought the other day is in the black tub where the compost bin was, but sufficiently away from the fences so that nothing has a place to hide and we can get the lawnmower round it.
The hydrangea has been planted where our beans were last year, and that already has flowers on it, so I’ll post a picture of that later.
It’s been a good day’s work, and both of us are well pleased. The new lavender bushes are at the front under the window with the other bush. The smell will be glorious and hopefully the bees will find us!

Dinner today has been a light affair, jacket potatoes. Hubby had baked beans with his, but I put together some green beans, carrots and mushrooms with garlic and rosemary for me.
Apart from the stock cube, I think will also be a syn free meal as the stock from the veg was sufficient to keep the potato moist rather than using Flora (light) as Hubby did on his.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to Rat-a-go-y

  1. Sadje says:

    Great days work. The meals looks appetizing.

  2. Your garden is so lovely and neat. You dinner looks delicious.

    • Thanks Roberta. The garden is coming along. We have tomato plants to buy and green beans to plant yet but with this iffy weather, we’ve been putting it off!

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