We are growing lots of vegetables in the garden at the moment and recipes for cooking and using up broad beans, rhubarb and courgettes have been tried and tested. The apples are beginning to fall and I am collecting the windfalls to make apple jelly.
We have beautiful lilies in flower at them moment. Like this beautiful orange one
or this beautiful white one
The agapanthus I brought back from Jersey years ago continues to flourish year on year
Sadly also lurking in our garden are two cats.They are metal cut outs with marble eyes. They are meant to scare which ever cat is continually making a mess on the lawn.
They don't work but it has been fascinating to watch the antics of the neighbouring cats and of my husband.!! Don't get me wrong we like cats and have had three cats of our own over the years but my husband turns into Basil Fawlty at the sign of cat muck!!
The first cat who came into our garden this week tried to out -stare the cat scarers and started crouching and growling with a view to starting a fight. The second cat ran for her life and the third cat went right up to them and tried to make friends. So poor Peter, getting desperate, tried lion dung which didn't work and a horrible smelling spray which didn't work either. His next step will be to buy a water pistol. Oh fun and games!
Meanwhile there is a cat having a real laugh somewhere..........!
Me? I think life is too short to get wound up about things like that and will just carry on making blackberry and apple pies and apple jelly and watching the fun.