|The chard and rape look sad, don't they? The garlic seems OK though|
Thankfully, I was a lazy gardener this Spring, planting mostly hardy greens that can survive long with limited water. Some of them look a bit yellow at the moment but they'll survive until the rain comes.
The hollyhocks were a surprise. I planted them years ago and they did not do well then. Then this Spring they showed up. But then that's par for the course in this garden - the red Swiss chard also self-seeded after seasons of failure.
|Yellow hollyhock flowering beautifully|
The mulberries did extremely well. Enough for the family to get tired of them. So far I've made two jars of jam with them and plan to make four more. The rest I'll freeze, probably to serve with ice cream or yoghurt as dessert.
|Looking forward to the peaches|
It's also keeping me indoors a lot more than usual. As a result, my creative outlet has been restricted to more handmade stuff (lots and lots of crocheting) and writing.
Nephew1 is also trying his hand at making things, which is very unusual for him. This week he made this house with his daughter as part of her school project.
|The house was made with ordinary boxes from the supermarket|