As we have chickens already they spent the last week with a divider in the run, we have one boss chicken who can be quite aggressive. The Light Sussex soon made herself the boss of the new trio and I thought she would put up a fight when they were all put in together.Yesterday was D-day and I armed myself with a water sprayer, there was a little bickering as they do have a pecking order. But by the afternoon they were that well behaved I let them all come out and have a run round the grass. I just tempt them back in with some tit bits and use a plastic lawn rake which for some reason they really don't seem to like. Anyway the lovely prize is
This is a lovely book about Claude Monet and how the gardens of Giverny inspired his paintings. A lot of people visit Giverny and this gives a lovely insight into the man who painted so brilliantly.
I am sure I am like everyone else at the moment and trying to get the mountain of things out of the greenhouses and hard standings into the garden. As gardeners we are never happy as some days have been just too hot to plant. But at last we are eating from the garden. In my diary from 2011 it says we were eating our first potatoes and courgettes- laughable, this year we are eating
Various salad leaves, spring onions, mange-tout, chives and radish. This radish is viola which was a Gardening Which trial many years ago. I just make sure I let some go to flower each year, hang it upside down to dry and collect the seed.
I realise I have asked for three names for my chickens and have only put one book, the other two prizes are home made jam so just let me know what you would like.(sorry UK only) I will put all the names in a hat and pull them out on 21st June the longest day of the year.