What!?! It’s July already! I still have some many ideas to action in the garden but I have to remain real and accept I can’t do them all this year and some will have to be ongoing long term, which just annoys me. Anyways here’s what been happening in our green Eden;
Mr C. Cut the grass and trimmed the edges. It’s his second time since getting the new mower. Why is this a big deal? I’ve ben doing in between and Mr C. doesn’t really do “Green Fingers”, but he does notice what’s growing on the veg patch and often impressed!
Strawberries are beginning to ripe, we’ve recently picked some that were all juicy and ready to eat and the flavour was simply delicious.
Our wee mini tomatoes are starting to ripen too, whilst the heirloom and other larger varieties are still flowering.
Flowering too, are the zucchini (courgettes), broad beans and peas. Runner beans and dwarf beans have yet to still flower.
I’m going to plant the sunflowers out as they are now ready to go into the ground. I’m really surprised how fast they grew from seed! Can’t wait to see the yellow blooms!
At the same of planting the sunflowers (at the end of June), I started nasturtiums, blue poppies and cosmos. They have been doing really well in the greenhouse.
Just this week, I put netting up for the climbers on the fence. I did it all by myself! I’m hoping that this will now encourage the jasmine, honeysuckles and clematis to now really grow up the fence!
Since putting the water butt in the corner, I’ve realised that the may have to move at the greenhouse tilts the other way. And there isn’t much water in the butt from all the rain! This should only be a ten-minute job and will hopefully rectify the water shortage in the butt.
One of my favourite flowers is the peonies. Both the fragrance and the petals have elegance. The have been blooming in succession – I just want more of them in the garden!!
The azalea which I named “Ralph” after my Grandad is blooming fabulously! It’s like mini sunsets!
The wisteria is also flowering – finally! I’m looking forward it rambling over the archway!
They are a few other jobs to do, but I’ll talk about that in the next update!