Monday, 10 July 2017

This and That (again)

We went blueberry picking this morning, first but definitely not the only time we'll go this summer. The berries are lovely and the price is right...a dollar a pound. Today we picked 17.5 pounds.

The dry sunshiny weather has been great for berries but not for my Hydrangeas. The ones along the front fence are doing okay with a bit of watering ( sorry about the hose and also the garden waste can that I should have moved out of the picture) but my poor Endless Summer is planted where the drainage is too good and she keeps getting all wilted.

     So she has to suffer the indignity of sheets draped over her pretty blooms!

Once again blogger won't let me put my pics where I want them but in the above photo you can see a strange mutation on one of my  Lady's Mantle ( Alchemilla Mollis).Two leaves have developed differently  from the rest.They are not even both the same. Has anyone else had this happen? I find it kind of pretty.

Now I must go wash more berries and get them ready for the freezer.

Have a great week!!

Granny Marigold


  1. Lucky you. a dollar a pound for blueberries! Yummy. Our hydrangeas are loving all the rain we are getting, so sorry yours are suffering.
    Your gardens look gorgeous!
    Take care.

  2. I like the lady's mantle leaves, I'll have to check mine. I freeze my blueberries and then wash them when I take them out. That way I can just dump them in a bag and not have to worry about getting them dry enough so they don't freeze in a lump. I've been eating mine every time I pass by, but still feel like the birds are making inroads, despite having the two different kind of streamers up. Frustrating, and I may have to cover the bushes, which is a pain in the you know what.

  3. Your flowers are so pretty!! Fresh blueberries, yummy!

  4. That is a lovely photo of your garden! Wow! Yummy blueberries. I am baking an applesauce cake right now in honor of my granny (I didn't feel like eating sweets yesterday).

  5. #1.00 a pound is a very good price!
    No, I have never seen this mutation on my Lady's Mantle. Kinda' cool.

  6. A great price for the blueberries. Such a shame about the hydrangeas.

  7. my, my, what a load of blueberries! I do love those things. What all will you make with what you picked?

    1. I did make a pie today and we'll eat lots while the season is ongoing but most of the berries will go into the freezer for winter use.

  8. That mutation on one of your Lady's Mantles, is very pretty.

    Perhaps the faeries did it, during the Full Moon. ,-)))))

    Gentle hugs,
    Luna Crone

  9. HI :)
    wow love the berries Lots u got !!
    I love to eat blueberries too..
    usually on my yogurt.

    the 'all in one' home desktop computer is so nice
    like a laptop and takes up less space..hugs,Patty

  10. Bountiful berries for you! You must spend a lot of time watering all of that flowery loveliness! Strange mutation. :)

  11. I don't have Lady's Mantle now. I use to have it at the other house and loved it. I don't think mine had different leaves like yours. That is strange. Beautiful berries and what a great price when you can pick yourself! Your flowers are gorgeous! Nancy