Out from the pile of old lawn mowers, the barbecue and assorted piles of tat, appeared the sweetest face. A little fox cub had come to see what I was doing. I rushed inside to get my camera and he was waiting for me.
After a couple of flashes of the camera he decided that he was better off within the confines of the recycling mountain and off he went.
Inside the greenhouse a pane of glass has been missing for a couple of years.
Its disappearance was caused by giant firework. You can see the scale of it next to the broom.
After much sweeping of glass the greenhouse is fit for use again (after we have replaced the pane)!
Outside the greenhouse is a nice little secluded area. I plan to smarten this up and read lots of books and eat lots of cake until the sun goes down and then I will sit by candlelight and take in the sounds and sights of the night until I am too sleepy to stay out!
This beefsteak tomato will be going into the greenhouse as soon as I have placed and sorted out the grow bags.
Some of the climbing french beans are in place and ready to wind their way up the canes.
Geraniums and verbenas should add a lovely splash of colour to the garden before too long.
A teeny tiny pear has formed beneath the blossom. I think it is going to be a good year for pears!
My dwarf Victoria plum has a minuscule plum right in the centre of the blossom.
The wisteria is in bud and about to bloom over the next week or so.
After the shock of seeing the fox cub I was equally shocked to find the first egg in the coop today! It weighs 30g and is not a bad size for a first one. Now, I wonder which hen laid it? I think it was probably the Hertfordshire Honey White as she was in the coop this morning.