I'm joining up with Farmama's 'Around the Farm', (or garden), again this week. Some things are growing wildly, others are quite slow....
Our lovely apple tree outside the doors of my shed has
four apples this year...last year it had only one
the borage is going mad ~
Courgettes slowed down when May and June turned cold
Raspberries are ripening ~ tra~la~la
Lady's Mantle is going mad too ~
Runner beans blossoming.....
Peas are blossoming....
....and climbing ~ ~ ~
Parsley has just been planted outside
In the greenhouse we have ~
a cherry tomato plant
and a beef tomato plant ~
these and the cucumbers are really slow this year
I couldn't take out that fern...it's so pretty
this lettuce is so delicious
Basil is finally growing....only two plants made it this year
~ this is the bigger one. We had some in our salad tonight
....oh my it's good.
This Elder is eleven years old now. She seeded herself in a pot of mint I had
before we came to live here. I brought her here with us and planted her by the
hedge. I did not know then that Ash trees (you can see them behind her)
are very hungry and take lots of nutrients from the ground around. I think
maybe that is why she does not produce so many blossoms. I love having her
in our garden. It does not matter that she can't supply me with the flowers
and berries I need through the year....
I had tried three times to grow lavender here, but it just did not like the
soil. Our friend who we house~sit for has wonderfully large and healthy
plants, so she gave me some of her - very sandy - soil to try once more.
This plant is thriving in its pot of sand and I love that we have lavender
in our garden ~
Thyme has tiny blossoms
and I'm so happy that Sage is flowering on and on