Just thought I'd share a Linda Mills stencil from Apple Bough Cottage as apple crop, potential of scab and the wind are all topics of conversation in Upper Newton at present. Really need a substantial June drop, really need some rain. During harvest it's great to live in a rain Shadow of the Black Mountains but not right now - the roads are running with water just a mile away.
Still going to risk popping some Erigeron into the new herbaceous bed outside the kitchen window. Spent two hours fighting the ground elder yesterday - all tangled in the Skimmia - which in itself is sulking and needing a dose of Epson salts. Had a bit of a play with a tidy weed gun yesterday - bit scary with the wind so will leave the big paraffin driven one for another day - the paths are seeding merrily - more efficiently than my asparagus pea, dolcios lablab and nicotiana seeds frustratingly.