Thursday, 20 July 2017

How does our garden grow?

So far this year we have Strawberries, last year's Rocket, Broad Beans, Spinach (last year's crop just gone to seed, I'm about to sow the next) ,Cavolo Nero from last year, and five new plants from a friend.
I've just lifted the last of the onions from sets sown last autumn, and there is half a bed of onions from sets sown late spring. The garlic planted last Autumn has just been lifted.

That is in the deep beds and in large pots or tubs there are black and red currants, green and red gooseberries, blueberries, Alpine/Wild strawberries and plenty of various herbs.
We have just bought two nice scented roses, Comte de Chambord and a really dark red Munstead Wood.

I'd love to find "Victor Emanuel", a bourbon rose, as the Pirate is a Victor...but the only evidence of a plant I've found is in San Jose in California!!
Now I've converted the Pirate to old roses.... he wants roses by the door!...unfortunately the front faces Nor-NorWest and only sees a little sun in midsummer.
I love the Auld Scots Rose,the Rosa Gallica, the species roses....

Meanwhile, birthday money has been spent on wood and screws.....


kjsutcliffe artist said...

Can't think of a better way to spend birthday money!

Susan Heather said...

Looking good.