Looked at as a whole, our garden is in a bit of a state just now – the weeds are going nuts, and our landscaping activity has been severely hampered by budget issues, lack of energy, lack of time, and the RAIN, which has been desperate here recently. I’ve been feeling a bit low about it, but seeing it through the eyes of some lovely friends who were visiting this morning, made me realise that we have made loads of progress. Looked at in very little bits, there’s an awful lot of good going on – so I though it would be good to celebrate the pretty bits (mostly!).
The tomato harvest is looking like it is going to be good (fingers crossed) – concern about blight has lessened, although we are still anxious.
These Amish Paste tomatoes are the size of tennis balls now, and will get bigger…
We’re doing really well for lots of leafy greens:
We also have lots of courgettes (although that’s nothing to boast about!), and the beans are just starting to appear.
When it comes to fruit I think our Victoria plum harvest is going to be massive – the tree is heaving with fruit. Can’t wait!
And our neighbours’ apple tree is looking overloaded with cooking apples – all these branches are on our side of the wall so are all ready for scrumping.
I think this sunflower looks amazing – ready to flower:
And how gorgeous is this blissful pink hydrangea..?
The gabion wall that we have built (that’s big wire cages filled with rocks) is all done now, and I’ve planted it up with some alpine plants and a variety of thyme plants – they are beginning to take off and look rather pretty:
Still a bit empty and scruffy, but we’re definitely getting there…
Meanwhile, we are still contending with this kind of thing. Sandy has been digging and he’s hit the foundations of a some kind of Victorian outbuilding… somehow we have to try and get rid of this before we can put in a couple more raised beds for next year. Should be fun!
And this isn’t all of it by any means – I think he’s a bit scared of what he might uncover next… But in spite of that horror, there’s lots of positives I think. How’s your garden growing just now?
Before I go, just a little reminder about the Very Berry Scrap Swap – very easy, lots of fun, no pressure, and still plenty of time to sign up.