Wednesday, 2 September 2009

runner beans

Not only do I like eating runner beans; i think they are lovely decorative plants too!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

July 15th

The vegetable patch has come on quite a bit since last month. I am quite impressed with the sweetcorn and pleasantly surprised that the cabbages (see below!) are doing well, as is the rhubarb. The broadbeans are so far as disappointing as they were last year!

Here is one of my little pots on the patio; brilliant red geraniums are my favourites! They remind me of Austria where every balcony has window boxes full of red geraniums.

The runner bean wigwam is spectacular; I've just pinched off the tip as it had reached the top of the poles. Next to it the tomatoes are also coming on nicely.

This is the seating area just outside my back door. i like seeing this every time I open the door to go into the garden.

I recently emptied this planter (I have one either side of the back door) and replanted it with this dwarf verbena and some geraniums and lavender.)

Here is one of my courgettes!

I have been busy attacking (I mean PRUNING!) bushes today and am covered in scratches; plus I have greenfly in my bra!

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Tomato plants and runner beans...

The vegetable plot - cabbages, onions, sweetcorn, rhubarb, broad beans plus chives inpot and courgettes in growbags.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Garden update - late August!

My blue agapanthus was lost in the front garden so I moved it to a pot.

The whites have been in pots all along and are doing much better! Wonder if they prefer pot life?

I am regularily getting delicious tomatoes from the garden. The runner beans are doing well but the broad beans were a disaster.

I bought this in Tesco but forgot what it was called! It's really spectacular, about 4' tall. Any ideas what it is?

Our water lily is doing really well! This is the third lovely bloom it has produced.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

The front garden, and Kate's rowan!

Two photos from my garden - the above is part of the front garden and the second is a rowan tree we bought and planted just after Kate was born. It had been struggling the last few years because we'd underplanted it with a juniper that had grown huge and was obviously sucking all the life out of the rowan. It's doing much better now! Even the berries have gained in colour and shine!!

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

July 22nd garden update

The border that we decimated last year is coming along quite nicely!

Lots of tomatoes on my plants...we just need some sun to ripen them!

I think the broad beans are doing ok....

....and the dwarf runner beans are flowering!

Thursday, 3 July 2008


My little peppers...and my tiny tomatoes!