Thursday, 26 June 2014

A Bit of a Garden Update

This is the time of year when the garden changes every day. There's always something new to look at, some progress towards the harvest of fruit and vegetables.

Here are some photos to let you see what's happening in our garden. There are still lots of flowers and the poppies are really great this year.

I love that photo of the pinks; our wee Jack Russel managed to get in the picture and I didn't even realise she was there!

This is a new climbing rose we bought at the weekend. It's planted at the front of the house.

There are lots of pots with flowers too.

We bought a small thistle when on holiday a few years ago in Scotland. It grows really tall and produces lots of baby thistles for the following year. This is the first time we've had one in this particular flower bed. It will grow taller before the summer is over - usually they top six feet.

The apples, pears and plums are still tiny but there's going to be a good harvest (I hope!).

Lots of tomatoes in the greenhouse - the most we've ever had so far.

We also have a vine in the greenhouse which provides shade for the tomatoes while they are growing. Once the grapes are ready they are used to make jelly and cordial. The vine leaves are given to my brother-in-law to stuff; he uses his own traditional recipe.

There's a vine outside too but, if it ever produces grapes, these are quickly eaten by the birds.

Let me introduce you to some of our flock. This is Winston and below is Winifred. They are both Light Sussex and very mild tempered.

We need to get some more hens and hopefully we'll do that very soon. Possibly some ducks as well. That will be fun!
I'm still picking strawberries but I think they will soon slow down and finally stop for this year. I hope to dry some of them to see how they turns out - I haven't dried soft fruit before. It would be nice to have some to add to the muesli when I make it.
Bye for now!


  1. Hello Gillian, I am new to your blog, but wanted to say how beautiful your garden looks, so many lovely flowers! xx

  2. Goodness me, you have the most beautiful garden! All that space, and so much colour too. Mine is tiny. I have garden envy now. I bet it's a lovely space to sit and enjoy at this time of year. x

  3. Yes, it's great when the weather is nice to sit out in the garden and relax. Don't foget, the bigger the garden the more work there is to do!


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