Yesterday I finally got my cucumber plants out into their final places, two in this bed near the shed and the other in a pot so I can stand it in full sun and see what difference it makes. Quite a lot I should imagine as cucumbers love to be warm. Unfortunately, the areas I have for growing vegetables in our little garden are mostly shady except for at certain times of the day, but like so many gardeners I'm doing my best with what I have.
The one in the pot is now here as the this side of the lodge gets the sun for most of the day until early evening, so it should have a head start over the ones that get the evening sun and lots of shade. As you can see in this photo, I think this last couple of weeks of hot sun has been a bit hard on the tomato plants. Thank goodness there are a couple of smaller tomato plants in pots on that top shelf waiting to go into larger pots in the next week or so.
All the time I was working in the garden the fat-ball holder was being visited by lots of little birds, they're very brave at the moment as I was literally only a couple of feet away most of the time. Possibly they're braver because we have stopped putting out all other food that seems to attract the larger birds and have just been using up our supply of fat-balls instead.
Here's a bit of Weekend Watching in case you want a bit of sitting in the house out of the sun for a change ... and aren't in the mood for the FA Cup Final.
First some gardening inspiration from Tanya at Lovely Greens. I used to use the terracotta plant pot method of the Olla's she is showcasing in this video in my polytunnel ... I would love a Polycrub!!
Next a channel I only discovered this week and I've been watching quite a few videos from, We Cook Vegan. Some of the ideas are brilliant, if a bit samey but it's been good for some new inspiration. The only thing I don't like is the almost permanent titles of 'Better than meat'. If you like meat I doubt you would find them better than meat, but hey ho!!
And finally, a lovely little apartment to drool over. I do like small space living ... both doing it myself and watching how other people do it. This space is smaller than mine by about 60 square foot and I love the way that it's laid out.
Here's a lovely little cottage in almost original condition that's just come on the market in our little town ... am I drooling over it - yes, am I tempted to buy it - yes. I must remain firm and not view it.
Tomorrow we are heading to Morecambe for the annual Vegan Fair, and of course it will give the dogs a lovely walk along the seafront and might even take my mind off Church Cottage. 😄
I hope you have a lovely weekend, what are your plans?