There are successes and failures:
The broad beans this year have been a huge succes, after years of trying unsuccesfully
Have been eating french beans for a couple of weeks.
First new potatoes dug up (and eaten) at the weekend
Tomatoes doing well but nothing ripe yet
Spring onions planted in the greenhouse have done very well, again after years of failure.
The carrots have been dissappointing. Hardly any have germinated, even though the seed was new (I normally use seed no matter how old it is)
The parsnips so far are a no show. Again, the seed was new. I know they take a long time to germinate, but I've almost given up. Normally have no problem with Parsnips.
We picked our first head of calabrese at the weekend, only to find it had lodgers - several thousand of them.
Here's a photo round up
|The new berberis hedge - it's straight, honest, it just doesn't look it. |
Bit like my seams actually
|The veggie patch, featuring the picuresque storage area at the back of the garage|
(will I never learn?)
|The flowers I re-planted into the new wall are doing OK. Looking a bit crispy, but I think they'll survive|
|Maybe not this one. Even with my enthusiasm, I don't think this one has a chance|
|And the first sunflower. I grow these because they make me smile|
The mutilated object next to her is "Dollie's arm". It once belonged to our next door neighbours daughter in England. She carelessly left it out on the common and our old dog, Ollie stole it. It's been with us ever since, although it gets smaller every passing year.
Well thank you for staying with me, if you did, all you none gardeners. As a reward for staying the course, I can reveal that the Dresden circle is now settled into its outer circle and is looking reasonable. I will be getting on with it today, so hope to have further shots of it soon.
Off to do some housework (boo) and some computer housekeeping too. I'll see if I can sort out this problem you are having responding to my e-mails