The raspberries have been cropping heavily we need to build a proper cage for them later on. We're going to cover the asparagus and the raspberries together so hopefully you can walk in to pick them instead of garotting yourself or getting entangled in the net.
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
We've had enough lettuce to feed Flash for the whole of June. There are plenty more for his July feast although he has getting through a lettuce a day as he is solar powered.
Runner bean bed, looking pretty good, I can see that the different varieties growing have worked as we've got purple and red pods forming on the plants.
Mary and Sam's patch has been attracting the bees. No frog in the pond but we have had a bird getting a sneaky bath.
We've got lots of peas but not had any pods yet. We have a few mange touts though, three to be precise.
The courgettes are enjoying the sun and rain they've been having.
This is the sweetcorn and courgette bed, there is a pumpkin plant in there somewhere too. The all look the same at the moment but once the fruits come I'm sure I'll be able to tell which is which.
Slugs eye view of the sweetcorn. This looks more impressive from underneath than it does from on top.
The cabbages and cauliflowers are looking pretty healthy so far. I've planted some nasturtiums underneath them as this is suppose to deter the white fly. The nasturtiums I planted last year were covered in blackfly so it must work but I forgot to plant them early enough to be ready with the broad beans. The man next to our plot looks like an expert, well he's old and he's got lots of stuff growing. He's put them with his cabbages too so it can't hurt.
I forgot to show you the strawberry bed, herbs and the potatoes but you get the idea. I think we've made pretty good progress since we took over. Don't you?
Monday, 29 June 2009
Friday, 26 June 2009
I went to the gardeners world live show on 12th June with Chris. There were some great inspirational flower displays there. Angelica and astrantia are a couple of plants I would like to get growing in my garden next year. The RHS tent had some great displays in although it was not as big as the one at Tatton.
All the big names were there. Carol Klein was surrounded by a huge crowd so it was hard to hear her speak.
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Flash has been enjoying the lettuces. He's had most of them so far. Look at him licking his lips, he knows a good lettuce when he sees one.