21st Century Garden June 2015

I’m a couple of days late, it isn’t always easy to get onto the computer, life and Mike get in the way.

The ‘P’ garden is doing well.

Pears


Peas


More peas


Potatoes

We have a possible “funny vegetable” entry.

Weird courgette.

The onions and carrots are looking promising, although who knows what is actually going on below the surface. For all we know, the carrots are presently being munched by carrot fly or slugs.



The tomatoes are starting to flower, possibly a bit late, but without a greenhouse, I think there is very little more we can do.


The dwarf french beans and runner beans have made an appearance.

Dwarf

Runner


The new raspberry bush has got its first fruit, much earlier than the old one which we practically destroyed trying to move it from spot to spot (Mike’s idea!). It has started to recover now, but we thought it was dead and bought a replacement.

Raspberries

Blackcurrants


Strawberries
Quince

The Japanese quince is looking good, hopefully it will hold on to the fruits and I will be able to make quince jelly again.

The garden is maturing beautifully. Who remembers this wooden arch from 2011?


I was going to put a photo up in July, but it looked so beautiful this morning I decided to show you all a month early, I might just repeat myself next month. The photo is obviously from the opposite side as we put a shed up on the concrete pad.


The borders are full of flowers that the bees love. 

Foxglove, with bee runway.

Love-in-a-mist / Persian Jewel / Nigella Damascena


The bee hotel now has eleven little bees waiting for next spring to arrive, with adults still making their homes in it.  

I love my garden, I just hope I can hang on to it. 

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.





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.