I think it's fair to say that most of us had a pretty good Summer, with just the right amount of rain and sun at just about the right times. For me though, it was the perfect Summer. Everything fell into balance with work and family and I got to spend more time than usual tending my garden.
Can you believe how much my little veg plot has grown? I've extended the edges into the lawn a bit more to make room for the expanding clumps of calendulas and the pumpkin was most vigorous in it's growth!!!
He still looks tired and run down in this picture, but compared to how terrible he did look, I'm hopeful to think that he's on the mend. I took him for a gentle walk along the lane today and his breathing was good and he didn't seem to be lame, but it is very early days.