I did get some summer planting done before i went away and have been rewarded with the first of the Zucchinis. zucchinis are one of my favourite vegetables and I am really pleased wit this new/old variety I have planted this year. They are a very attractive variety and have really good flavour and texture. I think the black beauties will be a thing of the past and I will go with these "Costata" as a main crop and one or two Rond de Nice and Trombocinnos for variety.
The garlic was ready for harvest while i was away so although the stems have mostly withered i am in the process of digging this up. It was mostly in one large bed so not too hard to find although there are a few scattered about. I don't mind if some are left in the ground to go to seed and to come up again next year.
A funny thing happened the other day, our old cat Napkins, came back. He has always been a bit wild as Peter raised him from a stray kitten. He left home when Elle arrived. That was in February, so he has been gone a long while, although we did see him from time to time and once I caught him in the fox trap. However he now seems to be back for good and is being quite friendly with Elle. What a survivor he is. I'm happy to see him back as I once saw him eat a baby brown snake and thought that was a useful skill for a cat to have!