Monday, 21 May 2012

21st Garden - May

Yes I'm here again, crowing about my garden and the delights it will soon provide (fingers crossed.) The weather between April and today has generally been pretty poor, we even had snow last weekend. It does seem to be improving, well the forecast for the next few days seems to look good.

I think all the wet weather has provided me with a problem I've not really had before:



Can you spot the difference? The top photo should be aubergine like the one below.


Some of the peas have been nibbled too.



It appears we have a snail problem, but given that on occasion Toni has been known to eat them, I think it might be a good idea not to use snail pellets.

So in no particular order I give you:
Butternut squash

Beetroot

Carrots

Chillies

Courgette / zucchini
Mange tout

Onions

Potatoes
The fruit side is doing quite well too.

Strawberry in flower
Rasberry flower buds
 I know it's not strictly my produce, but I thought I'd also share a photo of my fish pond as it looks now.

July 2011

May 2012


5 comments:

  1. Makes me wish I had more garden to work with... I have only a tomato plant in spot in the patio. Another time I might try to do a hydroponic fence. Will be watching this spot!

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  2. That strawberry looks like its in a pot to me! ;D

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    1. Yes it is, they had to be rescued from the cruel clutches of the smothering raspberries. :-P

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  3. I just remembered this about snails... you can put out a low edged saucer with beer and they will be drawn to it, and die an alcoholic (but happy, I suppose) death leaving your plants alone...

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  4. I enjoy my flower bed, but am not talented enough for a true garden. Your's looks beautiful! I especially lover you fish pond!

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