June has been rather a manic month for us, with lots of preparation for our final groundworks to be done here, alongside my more distant bridesmaid duties for my best friend, which took up rather more time than anticipated. Advertisements
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I have been watching the fat bud on the oriental poppy for some weeks.
These bright jewels, grown from seed, bring a welcome splash of colour around the vegetable beds.
We are growing four varieties of pea this year. Our early pea is ‘Excellenz’; a new variety for us. Their simple pure white flowers have already been drifting away to leave green pods plumping up in the sun – the first few should be ready to pick in the next day or two. Alongside these, …
A selection of favourite pictures from a recent visit to a group of NGS gardens.
Over the weekend, my dad did a sterling job of digging out the invading weeds in the raspberry patch, while King of the Hill put in the first two tiers of a post and wire support for the two rows of summer-fruiting raspberries, and I finally tied up this year’s fruiting canes, just as the …