We have asparagus! This bed is now 2 years old. Last year I didn't pick any so all the energy could go back into the crowns. This year there are actually some really good, strong looking spears, so I reckon asparagus is on the cards for tomorrow night's dinner. If I look after this bed well it should keep us in asparagus for the next 15 years.
The potatoes are in, thanks to Silje who planted them all for us. Hasn't she done an amazing job. Hopefully when they come back in November she'll see the plants!
The wild flower bed is already blooming, Far too early, I reckon as I've no idea if there will be anything left by summer. Lesson learned! Sow the seeds much later next year.
The poppies are beautiful though.
Wee Kopi Cat always follows me around the garden. Here she is keeping watch, guarding the veggie patch.
Oh and on a totally different note!
We went over to Russell for the Oyster Festival yesterday. It was really good and amazingly the rain stayed off. AND the Tongan world cup rugby team came too. The children at the local primary school welcomed them as they got off the ferry with a haka and some singing. Then the team signed lots of autographs.
it was really cool.
I have to admit to sort of liking rugby, I've been to a few games and also worked in a rugby club bar when I was a student, but I am amazed by how caught up in the World Cup I've got. New Zealand is putting on an amazing show and really making us all proud to live here. The visiting teams have all been completely embraced in the most lovely way. Yes, we all feel very happy right now!