Garden Update

I took some pictures of the garden to send to my mum, and decided that it was easier to make a post about it than run the risk of inline images in an email going wrong.

Firstly our potato bags, from left to right are parsnips (sown last week, just starting to poke through but you can’t really see that in the photo), then main crop potatoes, second early potatoes and then first early potatoes.

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Then the greenhouse, with french beans in the top just starting to sprout, tomatoes on the next shelf down, then sweetcorn and cauliflower seeds starting to sprout on the next level, and chilli plants in the bottom.

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Then there’s our salad trough, which has been attacked by some of the local animals and had the lining pulled up ruining a lot of the plants at the edges. We’re not sure if it was our cats, other cats, or the local foxes… We’re going to let whatever survives grow, then instead of replanting as we use thing we’ll empty it out, ix he material down again, and start again.

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Next to the shed we’ve got onions with a thornless blackberry in the middle. The blackberry will trail over the shed as it grows. Oh and you can also see one of our solar lights in there.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESNext up is garlic, and hiding behind them peas which will wind around the sticks as they grow.

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Then we’ve got the strawberries which look as if they’ve survived from last year. Behind them are shallots. There’s also a line of pak choi we planted last week and are just beginning to sprout, but you won’t be able to see that in the photo.

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Here’s our dwarf morello cherry tree, complete with cherry blossom!

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Can’t see much on the trees, but there are some tiny plums hidden in here. The apple trees look similar as this weekend’s wind has blown the blossom off.

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At the back we’ve got our fruit trees. Closest is redcurrant, then blackcurrant, then gooseberry. Behind them are the raspberries that will grow up the trellis. There’s also another thornless blackberry hiding on the right. It’s not doing as well as the other one, but it seems to be surviving, and hopefully grow over the trellis once it gets going.

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Here’s one of the rhubarb plants in a tire, with nasturtiums¬†behind it.

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Finally… our compost bins that are feeding all our plants!

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