11 July 2013

Garden

I was reading a post that I wrote a month ago where I shared some pictures of my garden.  Until the last week it has been pretty cold, wet and windy in these parts so I was quite surprised at how my garden has grown and bloomed in the last month.  So without further ado here is my garden now, I attempted to take pictures in the same places but did not quite get all of them this time!

The top bed is a little greener now with left to right, cabbages, kale, onions, beetroot, carrots, turnip and shallots.  The strange looking stick in the middle is a homemade,  highly effective, bird scarer which is amongst the onions to stop the birds digging them up it is working....


The path up to the polytunnel is a mass of greenery, with potatoes and salad leaves on the left, and on the right the pea wigwam, rhubarb, the rosehip hedge in flower and a mass of strawberry plants which we have not planted and I guess were delivered to us by the birds....


The honeysuckle looks like wild hair on the trellis which now has a lovely carpet of creeping thyme underneath which you can just make out, the rest of the bed is a mass of plants, garlic and potatoes interspersed with self seeded salad leaves, red mustard, greens in snow and wild rocket....


The peas and beans are growing very slowly, I think this spot maybe a little too shady for them, although since the weather has warmed in the last week they have more than doubled in size...


I love the plant in this trellis, the leaves change colour in the sun, from green to white to pink in a rather beautiful variegation....


My neglected bed is an abundance of greenery, a Rowan tree, honeysuckle, euphorbia, hawthorn and underneath hundreds of wild strawberry plants, the birds love this part of the garden....


The pots on the patio are nearly ready to flower, above them is a wild and unruly honeysuckle which is also nearly in flower and the mint next to it has revived this year, last year there were a scant few leaves but I dug a lot of them up over the winter and it is back to its usual abundant self...


The green roof on the garage is in bloom...


6 comments:

  1. Love your garden, it all looks so wild. Your veggies sound like they are doing well, our peas are not very big yet either. I just recently brought some Kale seeds back from Wales, i've never tried growing it before. Your garage roof looks amazing, sort of like an underwater scene.

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  2. Your garden looks fantastic. We have the plant whose leaves change from pink to white to green too, so pretty, but I have forgotten what it is called! One of the resaons I can't wait to find the right house and settle down is so that we can establish our garden and grow lots of food. We always grow some things whereever we live, but, I long for an established garden and room to grow enough to feed us. Hope you get to harvest lots from your all your growing x

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    1. It has been ten years in the creating! You made me realise that I failed to link to the previous post in which I gave the name of the plant with the leaves that change colour, have now linked, the plant is aktinidia kolomikta.

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  3. Wow!!! I've no other words really. What a labour of love it must be :)

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  4. What a beautiful garden, just gorgeous! x

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