With the hot weather I have been spending the middle of the day writing cards and letters. I have a backlog to catch up on so it's good to have an excuse to sit and write. A migraine (perhaps brought on by my messy writing area) on Thursday didn't help me any but that's history now. I have to say though that I'm letting my mail art slip for the time being and it's plain envelopes all round. If I have your address, keep an eye on your mailbox.
I've been planning another short trip too and preparing the garden for the summer. Mulch, mulch and more mulch. It's working so far.
Today I picked the first zucchinis and a cherry tomato (hard to share a cherry tomato). The last of the older spring onions and a large carrot that needs to become a part of a carrot cake. I didn't pick any flowers, I just enjoyed them in situ.
Helichrysum which surprisingly I have never grown before. This variety is native to Australia and hardy and completely sweet. Why did I grow them this year? Well, I became a tragic fan of The Big Allotment Challenge via Youtube and the contestants grew them so I did too. I'm glad I have them, they are really cute little flowers so far.
There are different dahlias opening up each day. Note to myself, I need to move some out of the vegetable garden next year. They take up so much room. The vegetable garden dahlias far outshine those in other areas of the garden because it is the area that receives all the attention and pampering. Maybe I shouldn't move them at all. ;-)
Have a great weekend