On Thursday, after five years on a waiting list, my daughter was finally offered a place at a gymnastics club. This meant that with the car out over lunch time we went on to St Aidan’s Nature Reserve between Swillington and Methley (West Yorkshire).
We’d first visited in March, when there was unseasonal snow. Today was more like a normal July day with sunshine and a thunderstorm but not hot. Perfect!
The rain and coolness in turn meant that I felt able to have a bash at some proper gardening. Well, chasing after milk cartons I’m using to cover the runner beans, for one thing. They have been sown very late but I’ve always found them productive in September, anyway.
The wind has been blowing the sweetcorn down and getting canes in the ground is (still) a bit of a tussle. I think they’ll survive, though. Fingers crossed a succession sowing the other day will also yield results.