Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Bees in my Borage . . .
That sounds like the title of a book doesn't it? As I was working in the garden yesterday, I took time off to watch the bees and other insects visiting the bed in the stable yard, which is a mass of Nasturtiums and Borage, with pockets of Nicotiana. The bees love it there and I finally managed to get one at the right angle to include it in a photo. I have been clearing the snowberries around the wildlife pond, as they had overshadowed it so completely that you could hardly tell there was a pond there any more. It looks a bit bare at the back now but it will grow back.
We have finished painting the front of the old cart shed now, and it looks so much tidier. Of course, the fresh paintwork shows up the ancient falling-to-bits door, so OH set to this afternoon and soon had a prototype knocked up out of old scaffolding planks. He will recycle the hinges etc from the old door.
And of course there were one or two cats out sunbathing and keeping an eye on things. Gypsy:
My no-knead bread has been a brilliant success. I only used a small amount of dough to try it out (from recipe on a forum I belong to), but now I shall try a much bigger loaf, which should expand better in my Le Creuset oval casserole dish so I will end up with a less-flat loaf. . .