I have kicked my boots off and I have had a quiet weekend in the garden. The garden is happy with all the rain we have had over the last few days.
But I have been sitting inside, trapped in the house looking out to the garden…. Wishing to be out there planting. But with heavy storms I kept to the warmth of my fire-place.
The rain finally eased up around 5pm and the sun made an appearance for a small amount of time before the grey clouds came running back. So I jumped at the opportunity to get out and into the garden and snap a few photos.
All of the roses have started to burst into flower and it is one of the best years by far they have had. With the cooler evenings and sunny days it seems to have made them flourish even more than previous years.
My veggie garden is looking a little tired, I removed all the old winter vegetables which had finally finished producing… I had a good harvest this season! But the tomato plants are slow as they seem to be confused by the cold weather and are going purple due to hunger. They will require a lot more attention to get them fruiting, more fertilisers and compost!
Earlier in the year all the raspberries, boysenberries and blackberries were planted out and pre-existing plants were ‘groomed’. There is an abundance of fruit forming and hopefully they will be ready to pick by Christmas day!
Top 5 Highlights:
1: Roses the fragrances and show is amazing this season!
2: Christmas Pines! They have grown a metre in the last 11 months!
3: Liliums are flowering for the first time! We planted these bulbs back in June and look at them go!
4: Artichokes are almost ready for harvest!
5: Fruit trees have recovered from winter prune and are flourishing!
Until next time, happy gardening! ©BMHPhotographyTheGardener’sNotebook201