27 June 2010 22:53:11
The Good Life!!
Green with envy here reading about the wonderful day you all had at Rachel's - what a lovely treat and I can not think of a nicer way to spend the day then at a lovely garden with lots of other like minded people - well done Rachel it is very generous ( and brave!! ) of you to open up your garden like that.
Some of our friends call us "Tom and Barbara"!! and I have to say that to be self sufficient as much as possible is something we work at. We rear our own Poultry (Chickens and Turkeys) and Beef. We try to grow all our own Vegetables expect potatoes and on a day like today sitting down to roast chicken with home grown garden peas, turnip and carrots followed by strawberries and cream or home made rubarb crumble I feel we are getting closer to achieving our goal.
Sun shining, happy children, holidays on Tuesday for two and a half weeks maybe we are living the "good life" after all. Happy days
Have a great gardening week!!
PS It is that basket again!! different produce this time - Cabbage, carrots, Peas, turnip and beetroot - all cooked and eaten by now!!
24 June 2010 23:25:42
How this site has grown in popularity in the last year - there are so many members now it is difficult to remember who everyone is - It is much easier when people use a picture of themselves as the profile - puts a face with the name - so come on all you people who are hiding behind pictures of your favourite flower lets be seeing you!!
24 June 2010 23:13:22
one week old chick
I know this is primarily a gardening site but we are allowed a little diversion occasionaly - We have some new additions to our family one of our hens has hatched out three new baby chicks Well there was more excitement then when Santy Clause came!!
23 June 2010 22:40:41
Earlier this year we planted up four BOX plants in to pots - one of these is looking really healthy and green the other three however are looking a bit sad I have no photographs but was wondering if anybody has any ideas on how to bring them back to good health - they were all planted at exactly the same time and purchased together any ideas??
22 June 2010 23:29:08
First Strawberry 21st June 2010
Following on from earlier journal it was also my first year to grow strawberries and they have been lovely not nearly enough of them so next year I will have to increase my stock.
Can someone advise me when to take off the runners and replant Do I do it now??
22 June 2010 23:25:53
First Sweet pea flower mid summers day
I have never grown sweetpeas before but sowed some seed this year in the polytunnell and today was rewarded with first flower will definately be growing again
13 June 2010 20:49:03
Rock rose with heuchera
Finally got around to posting my early June pictures - amazing how you every time you go out in the garden this time of year you see something new - Great colour supplied this year by the rock roses (Helianthemum)
11 June 2010 17:44:03
As per previous journal entry this one has a love flower reminds me of the lace top hydrangea if anyone knows the name?
11 June 2010 17:40:03
One of my favourite shrubs in the garden is the Viburnum there are so many varieties lovely foliage and flowers in many cases and hardy and after last Winter that is so important I have attached photos of two varieties that I have in the garden that I have not seen too often before - if anyone knows the variety name that would be great - have a lovely weekend all
09 June 2010 22:47:08
Fresh veg from the garden
This has got to be the best feeling harvesting what we grow - in the basket is Rhubarb, mixed salad leaves, spinach, spring onions, radishes and beet root. And how posh is the Basket - Birthday present from Hubby
09 June 2010 22:29:22
This Corydalis is in our woodland bed and forms a lovely mound - ferny foliage with red veins and lovely tubular blue flowers and best of all survived last Winter