Summertime

Summertime, and what with the vicious bedroom tax and hundreds of thousands relying on foodbanks to feed the family, the living is definitely not easy for many people here in Britain. But when the sun shines all day like it did this Saturday the living gets undoubtedly easier, if only for the day.

So, too hot to write much or think much, let’s enjoy the day. Beginning in Granby.

At the Granby 4 Streets Market.

At the Granby 4 Streets Market.

Sarah with friend and stall-holder Diane Jansen.

Sarah with friend and stall-holder Diane Jansen.

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Pancakes for each of us.

Pancakes for each of us.

I also check on how things are going on the renovation of the 4 Streets.

Plus Dane have nearly finished this side of Beaconsfield Street.

Plus Dane have nearly finished this side of Beaconsfield Street.

And I hear talk of possible progress with the rest of Granby 4 Streets. Detailed discussions are taking place. That’s all I can tell you for now!

Next we’re off to the allotment.

Welcome to Plot 44, Greenbank Lane.

Welcome to Plot 44, Greenbank Lane.

Where Summer is in full flow. Almost too full to get through! But over the last few days grasses have been cut back and even new paths cut through, so we can see the glory that is Summertime in England.

English Lavender.

English Lavender.

Johnson's Blue, Geranium.

Geranium, Johnson’s Blue.

The cleared bath to the back of the allotment, where the old apple tree had to be cut down last Winter.

The cleared path to the back of the allotment, where the old apple tree had to be cut down last Winter.

Splish Splash, Geranium.

Geranium, Splish Splash.

Yes, even I know this is a rose, a pink one. Don't know the name though.

Yes, even I know this is a rose, a pink one. Don’t know the name though.

A new path along the edge of the allotment to the polytunnel.

A new path along the edge of the allotment to the polytunnel.

Vigorous new growth on the Wollemi Pine, now settled in its new home.

Vigorous new growth on the Wollemi Pine, now settled in its new home.

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Alium.

Allium.

French Lavender.

French Lavender.

Water Lily.

Water Lily.

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Summertime in England on Plot 44.

Summertime in England on Plot 44.

Time for tea.

Time for tea.

And for me, a read.

And for me, a read.

Sarah though, has other ideas.

Sarah though, has other ideas.

Time to finish the wood store her and Gemma started a while back.

Time to finish the wood store her and Gemma started a while back.

Done.

Done.

I did help, honest!

I did help, honest!

Perfect evening arrives.

Perfect evening arrives.

Time to get out the flint and start a fire.

Time to get out the flint and start a fire.

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Where we cooked our tea.

Where we cooked our tea.

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And talked and dreamed, gazing into the flames.

And talked and dreamed, gazing into the flames.

Walking home around midnight, at the end of a perfect day.

3 thoughts on “Summertime

  1. cheethamlib

    Lovely scenes of summer in Plot 44 and I am so intrigued to see a blue geranium…..this is a wonder. The woodstore looks very practical and decorative. Looking forward to seeing the renovated houses in Granby Street.

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    1. Ronnie Hughes Post author

      Fortunately renovating a garden just takes effort and imagination! The Granby 4 Streets is taking a bit more than that, but does look like it’s finally getting somewhere.

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  2. lindsay53

    Gorgeous both of you! Love the geranium ‘splish splash’. Must try to get hold of it. Love the recycled palette into wood shed too. Excellent! And isn’t outdoor living just lovely when there’s warm summer weather! I hear you’ve had it quite hot over there. As Stevie Wonder wrote ‘ hotter than July’ here too! Lindsayx

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