21st Century Garden March 2015

As promised I bring you photos of my garden. To be honest there isn’t much to see yet, but isn’t that half the fun? A six month or so journey to see what grows and what doesn’t. 



So far the only real sign of life from the fruit trees is courtesy of the pear. The blossom buds are on the verge of bursting open.

We have improved around the pond, are are waiting for the clematis plants to frantically climb the trellis.

We have added a gooseberry bush to fruit corner and thinned out the raspberries.

The vegetable patch is bare, although that strip of soil to the left of the photo has onions and carrots sleeping below its surface.

The only real colour comes from the primrose tubs in the front garden. 


In trays of compost on window sills and around the house we have sown tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, peas, butternut squash and courgettes. Hopefully next month we will have lots more photos to share. 

21st Garden – April

I nipped out while it was still sunny and my porridge was cooking and took my photos. Even as I type, the sky is clouding over.


Aubergines



Blackcurrant

Butternut Squash

Chillies

Courgettes
Onions (oh and weeds)

Pea (plus weeds)


Potatoes (what do you mean “where”?)
Raspberries
Rhubarb
Strawberries

Tomatoes
Zucchini

The beetroot, carrots and swedes are too hard to identify yet, may be next month.





21st Garden – March

Here we go again.

This year we are growing tomatoes, swedes, butternut squash, courgettes / zucchini (yes Paula, again!), beetroots, asparagus (takes 2 YEARS), carrots and peas. The chillies have started to grow:

The onions are starting to sprout:

The potatoes are in the garage ‘chitting’:
The blackcurrant and strawberries have moved to new homes, away from the strangulating raspberries:

Oh and Mike requested I post a much clearer view of the beautiful gate he made for me:

August 21st Garden

Well August has arrived. The peas are over now, so no more photos this year.

The courgettes continue to grow.


The tomatoes are doing a bit better, but still green.


The onions are small, but perfect for pickling.


The first of the beetroot has been picked and pickled.


The chillies, the red ones are picked regularly.


A second crop of raspberries.


Baby sweet corn.

July 21st Garden

It’s the 21st again so time for an update on my vegetable garden.
Beetroot looking good.
 NO!!! Not more courgette/zucchini
Cherry Tomatoes
Marmande tomato

Raspberry plants take over the worldI mentioned last week that we had been busy in the garden, doing this:

Which resulted in this:
So much soil for such a small hole and I get to riddle it all and put the big stones in a skip.