Just to show that I'm being productive even though I'm not knitting much at present, here's some photos of how the allotment is doing.
The pond, complete with water lily, bullrushes and miniscule water boatman. (No, I can't get a decent shot of these last, so you'll just have to belive me.)
The shed, and The Herbs.
I think it's going to be a great year for fruit. Here's my positively feral rhubarb.
This blackcurrant bush is the only survivor from before I took over the allotment eleven years back. Every year I hack about half of it down, and still it just keeps coming back. I got about 10lbs of blackcurrants off it last year and I didn't even net it, so the birds would eaten nearly as much again.
Gooseberry bush, one of two. I love gooseberries and you can hardly ever get them in the shops. This is Invicta, a cooking/dessert variety, and the other is a red spineless dessert bush.
Strawberries are early this year.
Good year for herbs too, given the recent spot of hot dry weather. These are chives in flower.
This is variagated lemon balm, which is lovely dried and kept in the yarn stash as a (somewhat lightweight) moth repellent.
And finally the other thing that's growing fast, our little ginger pusscat.
I like June.