• How did your garden grow?

    We've had our best ever crop of spuds and onions this year.

    Peas got battered by torrential rain and never really recovered. We should still be picking them but the plants have gone black and rotten. Most of the runner beans failed to germinate, but those that did cropped well.

    Of the soft fruit, the early raspberries did well but the later variety are going mouldy before they ripen.

    In the greenhouse the tomatoes are still cropping heavily while a
    proliferation of slugs are enjoying the strawberries.
    I reckon we'll be picking them up until the first frosts.

    One apple tree is heavily laden with fruit, as is the ground underneath after every gust of wind. The other apple tree seems to be struggling to keep anything on its branches at all and is practically bare.
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  • We've had our best ever crop of spuds and onions this year.

    Peas got battered by torrential rain and never really recovered. We should still be picking them but the plants have gone black and rotten. Most of the runner beans failed to germinate, but those that did cropped well.

    Of the soft fruit, the early raspberries did well but the later variety are going mouldy before they ripen.

    In the greenhouse the tomatoes are still cropping heavily while a
    proliferation of slugs are enjoying the strawberries.
    I reckon we'll be picking them up until the first frosts.

    One apple tree is heavily laden with fruit, as is the ground underneath after every gust of wind. The other apple tree seems to be struggling to keep anything on its branches at all and is practically bare.
  • Lovely post @Oakbank!

    We mostly grow herbs - mint, basil, oregano, thyme and rosemary.
    We had to cut the mint back completely as it was growing too tall, and after a few weeks it's already grown back massively!
    Oregano has been taken over with flowers so will cut that back ready to regrow after winter.

    We also have plums (didn't do too well this year) and soon will have apples
    We tend to use the apples from one tree for ourselves and leave the other tree for birds
    They seem to have sprung up from nowhere this season!

    We tried growing strawberries but found they needed too much work and got eaten before we reached them by slugs and birds.
    Any tips?

    All our colourful flowers are wilting now but at their peak looked like this -
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  • Lovely post @Oakbank!

    We mostly grow herbs - mint, basil, oregano, thyme and rosemary.
    We had to cut the mint back completely as it was growing too tall, and after a few weeks it's already grown back massively!
    Oregano has been taken over with flowers so will cut that back ready to regrow after winter.

    We also have plums (didn't do too well this year) and soon will have apples
    We tend to use the apples from one tree for ourselves and leave the other tree for birds
    They seem to have sprung up from nowhere this season!

    We tried growing strawberries but found they needed too much work and got eaten before we reached them by slugs and birds.
    Any tips?

    All our colourful flowers are wilting now but at their peak looked like this -
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Size:  2.17 MB
  • Absolutely divine Nat πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŒΈπŸŒΊπŸŒΉ
    Peace is always beautiful.

    WALT WHITMAN
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  • Absolutely divine Nat πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŒΈπŸŒΊπŸŒΉ
    Peace is always beautiful.

    WALT WHITMAN
  • Mixed bag from me on the veggie plot. Spuds, leeks onion celery spinach and lettuce done very well. Beans in crop now along with toms cucs and an abundance of aubergine. Soft fruit is good provided you beat the wasps to them.
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  • Mixed bag from me on the veggie plot. Spuds, leeks onion celery spinach and lettuce done very well. Beans in crop now along with toms cucs and an abundance of aubergine. Soft fruit is good provided you beat the wasps to them.