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Gongylodes

Gongylodes

A wonderful tongue-rolling name for the cultivar group of kohlrabi, the German turnip (Brassica oleracea Gongylodes group).

Rocket and Frills

Rocket and Frills

The last of the salad rocket bolted some time ago, and somehow I never quite got around to another sowing, but I haven’t been able to bring myself to uproot it, finding its mass of whirling windmill flowers so pretty.

End of Month View May 2011

End of Month View May 2011

This month I’m finally taking the plunge, and joining the EOMV hosted by Helen to track the (hopefully rapid) changes in our garden now that we have the makings of our first partial ornamental borders.

The Winds Did Howl…

The Winds Did Howl…

It was a fierce night here, with strong winds battering us from the south. In the morning, all is serene in the cool sunshine, although a few casualties are in evidence: several of the late rosebuds are found on the ground, although one deep red one remains still shyly holding her petals close.

Lettuce Lull

Ah, well. Despite our attempt at successional sowings, it seems that we have a temporary lack of lettuce.

Successional Salad Sowings

To ensure a continuing crop of salads throughout the summer, now that we are picking so regularly, last weekend I sowed a new row of radishes alongside the last of the current crop.