Five little things....
Except I'm cheating today because it is actually seven little things!!
1. The weathervane that I received for my birthday at the start of the month. We have yet to find a permanent home in the garden for it yet as it needs a stable support, but it is hanging out in the herb patch for now. It was a total surprise and is very lovely indeed. I thought that you might like to see it!
2. The sedums are starting to flower and change colour. It is a slow process, but it is beginning! Any insects flying around will be happy to find these for some nectar late on in the year.
3. This year the grapes are doing well again. It hardly seems anytime at all since I was showing you last years ripening grapes and here we are again. They are nothing like being ripe yet - they are red/black when they are ripe - and may prove to be their usual hard sour bullets, but I am always hopeful! If they are not nice to eat we will leave them and the birds will love them as they usually do. We think that they are a wine grape rather than a dessert grape which is why they are not pleasant to eat.
4. Earlier in the year I planted this verbena, it is the first time that I have grown it. It has done really well and I am hoping that it will seed around the place and that we will have more next year.
5. When we moved in to this house a decade ago we had to have several trees taken down so I wanted to add something as a small and more fitting replacement so we chose this Rowan - also called a Mountain Ash. It is starting to come into its own now and the berries are a lovely orange red colour this year. I am surprised to see that they are this colour already as they don't usually change until September. Oh well, I guess that Mother Nature knows best. I just hope that she isn't planning for a lot of snow!!!
6. While we have berries changing colour we still have a few flowers on the lavender and you might be able to spot that little bee busy buzzing around, he didn't want to sit still for a photo shoot so he is a bit blurry! That is what you do when you are a busy bee at this time of year isn't it.
7. And finally. A bad news good news story. When hubby got home last night he was so excited to see the gravel had finally been delivered that he had to get right out and start moving it. All was going well until this happened.
Dead, caput. Not going anywhere.
So today I went and bought him this. As you can see, he is using it already!!
The old wheelbarrow was about 14 years old and had taken an awful lot of abuse. It has moved concrete, rubble, rubbish, garden waste and countless other things over the years. We will miss you our faithful wheelie servant when you get taken to the dump this weekend.
I wanted to say welcome to all my new readers and commenters as well. You are very welcome and I love that you visit and leave your thoughts just as much as love all my long time readers and commenters and visitors. Let me know what you are thinking as it is fun to share. Thank you for stopping by!
I hope that you all have a great weekend whatever you are doing or not. It is the Bank Holiday Weekend here in England so no doubt quite a few of you will be planning lots of fun things so I hope that you enjoy yourselves.