May the roof above us never fall in
And may we good companions beneath it never fall out.

~Irish blessing

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

September - October Garden

It's been a busy few months, with most of my spare time devoted to getting the summer plantings going, but little time to blog about it. I did atleast remember to take the camera outside occasionally, so here are a few snaps of the recent bounty.

Garlic, just starting to put out their scapes showing that they're almost ready for Harvest...

Beautiful broad beans. So delicious, wonderful nitrogen producers, and they looks so gorgeous with their pretty flowers and silvery foliage. I wish I could grow them all year round.

Lavender 'Bee Pretty'. The bees so love it too. One of the essential Herbes de Provence. Recipes anyone?

I love the blue flowers of borage.

Spring harvest - snow and snap peas.

The last little tomatoes of last year's season. Right into October - they are battlers. These two did ripen and were thrown into a yummy soup.

The successors - Reisentraube and Black Russians, saved from the peat pots and planted in their new straw beds. Ready, steady, go!

Amazing passionfruit flowers. Fingers crossed they will produce some fruit.

The wine barrel. Said goodbye to the brassicas and made a nice new home for the new summer crowd.

Zucchini in a big plastic tub I picked up at the tip. It's very deep which I'm hoping will make up for the lack of surface area.

A bee feasting on the 'Falling in Love' poppies.

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