Gardening and Gin

After a freezing and miserable spring, summer has decided to be amazing, sunny, warm, dry and the best thing since I don’t know what.

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Consequently I’ve had a lot more brainspace, like, enough to decant and label all the gin.

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And to make some more gin.

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Every opportunty is taken to do daily tasks outdoors.

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Last year’s apple tree got blossoms and three actual fruits, which we took off to help it grow a bit more before it’s expected to produce.

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Most of what was in what is being called the lumpy garden has survived.

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The upright dwarf acer Steve gave is us absolutely thriving.

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The path remains dry, flat and so damn easy to walk on!

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We’ve discovered a love of tulips.

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And Anna did a massive makeover of part of the raised bed.

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We planted a bunch of random stuff, just to make it pretty and to get some potted stuff in the ground.

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And it’s come on in leaps and bounds. The strawberries are going nuts. I am sure the birds and slugs will get them, but they’re pretty to look at.

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And the smelly sherbet-orange rose is still as healthy as ever. And as pungent.

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