I mentioned the Mayfield lavender fields in Sutton a while ago, hubby took me to see for myself last week. It's unusual as is very close to London, it has been featured on tv recently and after this publicity we expected a crowd
but were lucky to find the fields empty of people but teeming with several varieties of bee, overloaded with nectar and lying around! People think the bees are dying but they are, infact, intoxicated!
I was also in Brighton last week... I always stop to admire this little house off The Lanes as it's the only one in the road with any flowers, the owner was outside watering - isn't this the most beautiful example of small space gardening...
|Brighton viewing West Pier|
I have been bringing out warmer clothes and thick floor rugs ready for cooler days though. My faithful old faux fur coat has now done about 15 years and will live to see another, but needs hooks as it doesn't do up, my comfy suede boots need new soles, but are good for another Winter. I am joining Hettie Brown in Treading Gently, Being Thrifty, Living Simply. I am also in the SFT Sealed Pot Challenge and trying hard to live a more sensible, frugal lifestyle where possible. If you click on the links in this post you can see what they are up to.
My garden is my current challenge but I'm too ashamed to show you it in it's flowerless, brown lawned state so will save that for another day!