‘Photo essay’ being a grandiose way of me just inserting a load of pictures instead of crafting a logical collection of words. (It’s Friday. It’s sunny. We’re barbecuing. Who wants to be inside typing?)
In the veg garden
|Pepper sizing up the garden.
The veg garden is beautifully full this year, with lots of flowers as well as edibles.
|Gladioli (for cut flowers) and calendula among this year’s stonking beetroot.
|Exciting new crops for this year: sweet potatoes (which we’ve not grown for years); our first kaffir limes;
a wild-and-woolly-looking potato patch (spuds not being something we normally grow);
and our first attempt at green beans.
|Plus a few old favourites: purple sprouting broccoli; tomatoes; grapes; this year’s garlic harvest;
the first butternut squash on the vines; and monster courgette.
In the flower garden
And to think we never gave a toss about flowers until a few years ago…
Meanwhile, the rustic greenhouse project continues
I mean, what can I say, it’s huge. And it’s so far behind schedule, Rob’s had to plant the tomatoes and build around them!