How Does Your Garden Grow?

Things, as in plants, have rather taken off now we’ve had a bit of rain.

Outside it’s madness and my Belfast sinks are gorgeous.  I am really pleased with myself.  I even weed!

This year I am growing potatoes – well, they are growing themselves as they planted themselves leftover from last year and I added a few uneaten sprouted ones too.

My usual Jerusalem artichokes (which were pathetic last year) and some radishes are making an effort.

And the fields are full of high grass. The dogs have to jump on their walks. Pepper looks like a meerkat as she bounds through trying to see what’s going on around her.  It is very funny as she is incredibly nosey.

The smell in the evening is amazing. The clover is out and intoxicating.

These forget-me-nots are by the backdoor. I have asked OH not to strim them until they’ve finished.  He is a keen strimmer and there can be casualties.

Indoors, I am growing tomatoes in the kitchen. They were given to me by Transition Turrifield (my Thursday afternoon job).

I am excited at this. I water, feed and tap them diligently as per instructions.

In my shed, I have aubergine plants given again by Turriefield.  I have absolutely no idea what I am doing but advice is proferred when asked.  Tap, water and feed.

Exciting times – flowers on both plants.

Aubergines, along with artichokes, are possibly my favourite veg.

So I am hopefuly we won’t starve this winter.  Not convinced though.




8 thoughts on “How Does Your Garden Grow?

  1. Judith

    Wow! Well done! I’ve got quite a few things coming up now – some cut-and-come-again salad vegetables that I’m presently thinning out – we’re eating the thinnings. I bought a tomato seedling which is flowering but a couple of others were slug food. Drat! I’ve grown green beans and peas from seed and I’ve put some in our garden and given some to neighbours. I’m trying out an idea I’ve seen on the internet of sowing radishes under the wigwams; they should be ready before the peas and beans get too tall. Chives and nasturtiums doing quite well. I’m afraid I don’t like Jerusalem artichokes; my brother once grew millions of them and it was one of the few things I was allowed to leave. Our flowers are doing well but should be better next year – they’re perennials. And I’m a pond newbie this year. It’s tiny, but taking quite a bit of planting. No frogs this year but we were too late with it so here’s hoping for next year. I’m hoping they’ll help with the gardening and see to the slugs next year.

  2. Karlie

    Mary, Mary, quite contrary
    How does your garden grow?
    With silver bells and cockleshells
    And pretty maids all in a row

  3. darby callahan

    very impressive, your garden is beautiful! I’m having mixed success with my little back patio. I have tried tomatoes in the past but the critters, I suspect chipmunks, get to them first. good thing for them they are cute.

  4. Deb

    Your plants all look lovely. Mine are mostly burned due to this Horrible heat. But please tell me what are you tapping and why ?

  5. diane in northern wis

    Frances, I love looking at all of your flowers….they are gorgeous. And your veggies are doing so well. Good for you!


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