Tilly considers a bowl of strongly scented sweet peas a poor substitute for the fragrance of fox but is prepared to tolerate them near her for a few minutes. These are traditional varieties of sweet pea so their scent is amazing.
This healthy barley crop has benefited from hot sun and heavy rain in the past two weeks. As the wind catches the crop, it looks like a ruffled green lake. Tilly and The Happy Moonraker often jog past and we keep an eye on how near it is to being harvested. Not for a few weeks yet, though.