Like backgammon, and played on the same board, this game is actually made up of three different games. Andy was learning as he went – if you didn’t make your move fast enough, the taxi drivers did it for you! I love how worn the board was – how many games must have been played while waiting for a fare.
These make me think of my grandma – she always had books on flowers of the wayside. I love the word too, the sentiment of these almost neglected plants, but not quite unseen. These are from Greece.
Not happy – come back from hols to discover the slugs have been busy with my beans. I have now resorted to slug pellets. Yuk, but necessary. Some of my courgettes are very yellow too. Not too sure what the problem is with that yet. I’m going to plant more beans.
On the positive, the rhubarb is looking a lot better, and the peas are on their way. 🙂
There were this group of lads, and you could see they’re goading each other to jump. They spent a lot of time thinking about it, and eventually they would go before pondering another 10 minutes before their next jump.
It was fun watching. Here are a few snaps.
Ahh the sea, and all it’s shades and temperaments. And the colour is soo blue, you can’t even imagine it, especially if you come from the UK where the sea is steel grey, and moody. I love the changes, the details of the water, the people who live and work in and on it, the tourists who are warmed by the lovely weather, and softened by the salt. A few pics from Rhodes, Greece.
As we’ve been away I’ve fallen behind a bit on my allotment posts. So this is a bit of a round up 🙂 .
Firstly I got hold of some collapsable raised beds from Primrose for the beans. I have hung a climbing net from the scaffold poles left by the previous occupants, so they would have something to climb up. The sweetcorn has also gone in. And some Globe Artichokes. Oh and I’ve put the tagetes in between the beans to ward of black fly.
Mick also gave me some savoy cabbages so I’ve put those in with the other brassicas.
In the garden I’ve been potting on, with quite a bit more to go.
I was feeling very smug.
Mmm – not so smug now! When I next went to put in my replacement raspberry canes (Tulameen), I discovered that all my Butternut squash, and half my pumpkins had been eaten by the slugs 😮 .
I have protected the pumpkins with cloches for now, and got some copper tape to see I can could limit the damage. I also ordered some firmer copper bands which will stand up on their own and are reusable (but much more expensive). Anyway – enough for now, but more soon.
Here are some gratuitous shots of other people’s allotments. I love the little improvisations and personal touches – how something utilitarian becomes a bit more human in this transitory life.