I’d been hardening off some lettuce ready to be put into a small trough my sister had given me – yes, I had been trying to avoid containers but this one is just the right sharp to fit under a frame I saved from when I first started gardening.
The other great thing about this trough is that it will fit under the kitchen window once the onions there have come out. They’re not big enough yet but the garlic that I actually planted last autumn (as opposed to the bulbs which got forgotten from the year before) looked like they needed to be moved to the kitchen.
It was a delicate operation, as last year’s poppies had self-seeded amongst the garlic. Not only that but with one of them on the verge of bursting into flower
However, the best bit of the evening was seeing a bumblebee huddled under a phacelia flower. I didn’t have my phone so no photo – but in any case I wanted to enjoy the moment. It looked like it was sheltering from the rain, although I have no idea if this would be normal bumblebee behaviour.