We are very fortunate in having a beautiful borrowed landscape. Our garden actually ends where you can see the fence but there is part of an ha-ha (built when it was all part of the rectory next door) at the end of our garden and our garden appears to go on for ever. The immediate field is only used for sheep but the fields beyond have a variety of crops on them. Sometimes wheat when the colours go from green through to gold at harvest time, sometimes rape seed when we are surrounded by a sulfurous yellow when it flowers in May/June.This year all the fields turned blue.This is a crop of Flax (also known as common flax or linseed), Linum usitatissimum, is a member of the genus Linum in the family Linaceae. It is a food and fiber crop cultivated in cooler regions of the world. The textiles made from flax are known in the Western countries as linen, and traditionally used for bed sheets, underclothes, and table linen. The fields are a stunning crop of small blue flax flowers. Through the day the flowers open up and close in the evening resulting in the field going between blue and green. When the wind blows it can look like a huge lake.
Art in the garden
At least once a year the local Hoby Art Group spends the morning capturing the different aspects of the garden. This year we were very lucky to have a sunny and warm day.
Glebe House Garden
It feels like a race against nature at the moment. There are two parts of the garden where some significant replanting is required. There are still many pots waiting patiently to be located. And we have people coming around a week on Wednesday! To make matters worse it has started raining! So its getting up with the sun and very long days. At least one person was very upset I had missed the following table out of my last blog as she was keen to see how many hours we had done! The table is for week beginning May 27th:
|Week beginning May 27th||Total since June 19th||Average per week|