Tuesday, 7 July 2009


At last, after weeks without a drop, we have finally had some rain. Not a huge amount and as gardeners we are never satisfied, but enough to mean that I don't have to be carting watering cans around the allotment and garden for a few days,

and enough to wash away all the dust and make all the plants look fresher.

This week we emptied out the potatoes which I grew in pots on the patio. I do a few pots each year, we don't really have the space to grow potatoes but this way we get just a few new potatoes eaten within an hour of leaving the soil - lovely.

Also this week, my eldest son turned 19. I don't know where the time has gone but my little boy has turned into a confident young man working hard in his gap year and preparing to go to university in the autumn. We all went out for a birthday meal and then ate vast quantities of chocolate cake covered in marshmallows and chocolate buttons - just how a birthday should be.

We are still struggling with our erratic Internet connection but it seems to be OK this morning so I hope this publishes successfully and that I can catch up on reading a few blogs


Heather L. said...

Someday I will have to try potatoes, just to taste those new ones fresh.

We've had rain today, so no watering either!!! Always a plus!

Simply Authentic said...

Happy Birthday to your son! And glad that the rain arrived. It's been a drier summer here in the southern US too, so the locals were thrilled when we got quite a good rain last Sunday also! The potatoes look wonderful! I'll have to look into whether or not I can do that here. :-)