Monday, 31 July 2017

Green

We are getting such heavy downpours of rain, interspaced with short bursts of sunshine, that everything is looking lush and green. It isn't the weather for sitting out or doing much in the garden because no sooner do I get my boots on or set up a deckchair or put some washing on the line than the heavens open once more.
But, after parched conditions, the flowers are loving it.



We are eating well from the veg plot
and the Lands End shirt is wearing well!
A really good crop of carrots this year
and we are eating climbing French beans like there's no tomorrow!
The squash are growing to gigantic proportions with all the rainfall. They are spreading into other plants and climbing up the bean supports. I'm hoping that they won't start to topple over.

I've no desire to rush through summer
but signs of the autumn food crop
are here
and shaping up well.

12 comments:

  1. Your pears and apples look fantastic! I do like your scarecrow. It must work because you have a great vegetable garden. -Jenn

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    1. Our pear crop is often a disaster, so this year - so far- it is looking great!
      I like seeing the scarecrow, he makes me smile. The most effective parts are the old cd discs that dangle from his arms and flash in the light as they twist in the breeze. I don't think I really need the scarecrow bit, but he's fun!

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  2. I'd say you have a handful of green thumbs. What a bounty. Must be good soil down there too. The trees look so pretty. We rarely get a crop of apples as the squirrels and deer get them first. In fact, the deer have gotten just about everything.

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    1. I've got grubby fingernails,Donna, I'll say that much! It takes quite a bit of scrubbing to make me look presentable. I have most trouble from pigeons - can they eat!

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  3. Beautiful post today.
    I just do not know how you can take care of the huge garden ? I have a hard time with 5 pots of veggies which is now down to one tomato plant.
    Everything is so lush and beautiful but.... I would watch out for the squash plants. They could be staging a coup to first take over your garden and then the world !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. The truth is that it is really quite scruffy and would drive a tidy person mad. Luckily I am not that person!
      I have never grown such large squash as this years crop, they must be loving all this rainfall.

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  4. Hi Rosemary :)) I love your orchard! I hope to have one in the future! And look at those squash...my pumpkins might just be starting to blossom, hard to tell though, I can't see very well into the patch with those huge leaves trying to push me out lol! Beautiful garden tour and the flowers are lovely!

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    1. Dear Rain, thank you for your lovely comments. I like the way the squash keep themselves hidden under a canopy of leaves and give you a good surprise in autumn when the leaves die back and you find the treasure. I'm growing WOPPERS this year!

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  5. We are having the same weather. The rain has made my flowers grow tremendously but my tomatoes are taking a beating. I only need so many tomatoes though but my flowers, well, you can never have too many flowers.

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    1. I've given up growing tomatoes out of doors as varying weather conditions always seemed to ruin the crop. Now I just grow one variety, 'Red Cherry' inside where they behave very well.
      You are right, there is no such thing as too many flowers!

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  7. They could be staging a coup to first take over your garden and then the world !


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