Thursday, 13 July 2017

Cornflower Corner and Black Hollyhocks

Work at the garden continues after the excitement of fairy day.
Harvesting is beginning in earnest.
The blackcurrants were really a bit over-ripe but we picked about 15 pounds and there are still some to ripen.
A lot of jam making has been going on by both me and Paula.

I have a rather motley collection of jars.

In the polytunnel, things are moving on after setbacks.
Morning Glory are thriving in there.
We picked nine cucumbers some of which were given to a camper going home. This same lady bought quite a lot of plants from our little nursery as well.

 The aubergines are fattening up. 
Their flowers are so pretty.
The melons are swelling. I have stopped the growing side shoots only allowing one fruit. It is difficult to keep track of all the growth so I`ve tied string round all the fruit I`ve found so far.
I have had to cut back the French marigolds. I planted the wrong variety and they are overshadowing the peppers and aubergines.
Nicotiania and nasturtiums looking good.

Outside lots of colour around.
Cornflower Corner.
Artichoke Corner.
We`ve had quite a lot of runner beans already.
The sunflowers are at eye level, having recovered 
from their earlier pruning.
The front of the veggie patch with clary, self seeded poppies and feverfew.
Almost black hollyhocks grown from seed. No signs of rust as yet.
This teasel has grown in the gravel just by the fairy garden.
The pale flowers open in tiers.
A few flowers when its time to go home.
And a good day`s harvest.
Then home to make jam.
Here is our next project.
More next time.


  1. Wow! Looking fabulous and such huge harvests!

    1. Thank you for your comment. Haven.t had any for ages. Never sure why.