I seriously mega muchly love my vegetable garden. More and more and more. Its starting to give back and its a daily adventure to see whats grown where how. The almost 24hour daylight now means the speed of growth is jaw dropping. I think next year i will start an 'increase bees' campaign and also offer a corner to someone who doesnt have a garden and vege-share.
I don't have much fruit - except strawberries and rhubarb so wasps aren't that bothered luckily but I am very proud that my garden has a whole wedge of Bumblebees.
"Bumblebees are in danger in many developed countries due to habitat destruction and collateral pesticide
damage. In Britain, until relatively recently, 19 species of native true bumblebee were recognised along with six species of cuckoo bumblebees. Of these, three have become extinct, eight are in serious decline, and only six remain widespread. Similar declines in bumblebees have been reported in Ireland, with 4
species being designated Endangered, another two species considered Vulnerable to extinction . A decline in bumblebee numbers could cause large-scale sweeping changes to the countryside, leading to inadequate pollination of certain plants...."
I ate my first mange touts this weekend and all of the fruiting vegetables are in flower. The lemongrass is in need of repotting and the fennel is now planted out. I have over 50 types of vegetables and have yet to plant some seeds.
When I was in the UK a week or so ago for my Dad's wedding (photos to follow once developed) I bought 4 grow-your-own sort of magazines and have read them cover to cover more than once already.
What can I say? Its making me very happy, and isn't bad for my health.
So yes, I have been to the UK again and have some amazing photos from that, and from 17th June - Iceland's National Day coming soon. And I spent Saturday at Kolaport all day selling my old junk. Made a decent collection which immediately went on a parking fine and the cost of changing our locks as someone has repeatedly entered our home and stolen from us. Very unfun. The police are processing fingerprints from a 'trap' we set. I very much hope for someone to come up from this.
But thats enough of that bitter tasting topic. For now lets look forward - this weekend is Jónsvaka Midsummer Arts Festival. I am screening an entire retrospective of The Weird Girls Project and this includes the premiere of a short documentary film.
Come down to Nýlo on Sunday 27th June at 4pm for fun and spandex.
I have also been running around with Fríða location scouting for Episode 11 taking place on 10th July. I am very excited as this is a concept I have wanted to explore for some time and I am lucky enough to have Ólafur Arnalds collaborating and providing music for me.