I love making my own clothes but I am always aware that making lots of dresses doesn't always suit a UK climate. However I have chosen a few key things to make lately which have been much worn and feel like real keepers.
Wednesday, 24 August 2022
Monday, 8 August 2022
My three word gardening post this month shares warm colours, plentiful bounty and fading blooms in the height in summer. Some things didn't make it through the heatwave but others have hung on.
My Lilly pots were buds as we went on holiday but they showed us their beauty when we got back. I had no idea what colour they would be, they were in a mixed bag my mum gave me for my birthday way back in January, but they are mighty. All gone now though.
My table vase has continued to delight. This week I am still picking sweet peas but with a new addition of cranberry cosmos and delicate gaura, this one is called 'The Bride'. This vase is scented with some bronze dill which has started to fill out.
My friend Beth did a sterling job of keeping the veg patch going over the heatwave. We came back to tomatoes, French beans, courgettes and potatoes.
I picked nine jars of beetroot but had to compost quite a few because they had bolted. Otherwise it was a good harvest.
We are on our next variety of lettuce. I love this type of lettuce with homemade salad cream - it feels like a taste from mt childhood.
Our hay is all in.
It is the height of summer and time to enjoy the sunny moments.