Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Garden goings on...

Hi all..i hope your all ok in the lovely warm sunshine we are having..
Things have been busy here..but i am so glad we are having salads for tea this week..too hot to cook..
 This is husbands hanging basket blooming away,its filling out beautifully now.
 Can you see our first tomato..took me a while to find it but yep we got one.

 These 3 pictures are of the same cucumber from bottom to top..just look how many we have growing there..they taste wonderful too..i have taken the tip i got and i have been removing the skin before eating and guess what..i have had no indigestion at all..so thanks for the tip.

 This is our pond with the lillies flowering away,you can just make out a goldfish at the top of the picture
The picture below is of a little flower bed that for years was neglected..its very small and narrow and was full of rubbish and old bricks..we cleared it all out and planted some Candytuft with Petunia's dotted between.
It does look much nicer now.
 Our apples are growing away nicely
 So are the plums..we are quite excited about these as they will be our first crop of plums.
 Another little apple tree with fruit on it..
 My pear tree which has hundreds of little pears on it has now dropped them and left just 10-12..which is good for us as this tree didn't fruit for the first few years..
 This is my husbands new Cucumber..it will be popped into the other greenhouse soon..
 My husbands little babies..his plants that have been loving grown from cuttings..all having a drink.
 This is the temperature in one greenhouse yesterday..i checked and today's top temp was 42-43..blimey thats too hot for me..
The allotment is doing great..we have harvested more rhubarb,radishes and some new potatoes(just to try them)..the list for allotments went down last week and was put up again on Sunday we are currently 2nd on the list for another allotment..i am hoping its soon as we want to make it into a fruit allotment..
We have also used up the rest of the flowers that were left over from making up the tubs and baskets..we planted over 80 plants in the borders..Candytufts,Marigolds,Petunia's and Geraniums our personal favourite.
We knew it was going to be warm this week so we got the patio all set up and then got our pool out for the girls..it was actually in good condition..before when we had money we would just throw it away at the end of summer(shame on me)..but last year i deflated it,cleaned it all out and then folded it neatly tried to put it back in the box which is impossible..but it saved me money as it was all safe and sound in the shed..its been washed out and filled up..the girls have been in splashing about today..

Some of the flowers we have planted..the cross is where our lovely ladies are buried..incase you think i am a serial killer its the chickens final resting place.

It was quite nice to plant them all..we chose a cooler day to do it..thankfully.
Well that is the garden update for now..
How are your gardens doing..are they suffering in the heat..how are your greenhouse's growing?
take care
sara

2 comments:

  1. Just catching up with your posts, I am run of my feet lately with watering the garden & decorating as well as everything else.
    All your vegetables are wonderful, I love how quickly they grow this time of year but I do not like the heat.
    Staying indoors out of the sun & playing games this afternoon.
    Fondly Michelle

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  2. Hi Michelle..no i don't like the heat that much either..we stayed indoors with the fan on..you sound busy but its so satisfying isn't it.
    sara

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