This is going to be fairly photo heavy and shorter than my usual ramble!!
In the veggie garden
Pretty big difference from last month - it's all going a bit haywire - veggies AND weeds. Usually I am anal about weeds on the paths, but this year I have been so busy doing fun things that the paths are way more messy than they would normally be - oh the shame!
This bed had got a butternut squash and a crown pumpkin. I had some spare space so just bunged these in.
A teeny, tiny butternut squash.
Now, this I am excited about - a Luffa(H)! I am so so hoping it takes and stays and I get a few more - if we have a long hot summer I should get some that I can dry out - here's hoping!
My snake beans are finally taking off - they were very slow to start this year.
The apple cucumber is getting huge, but the cucumbers on the plant aren't. There are loads of them so we shall see what happens.
The telegraph cucumber, however has been amazing. It's been laden with the tastiest cucumbers I've ever had. But it looks like it's a bit spent now. I'm going to give it a lot of food and see if it perks up, cos it's been ace!
Courgette, as usual, going a storm.
The tomatoes have been a bit funny this year. The cherry one had grown really well and produced hundreds of lovely tomatoes, but looks like its ready to pop its clogs now. The more ordinary ones, moneymaker, black krim and sweet 100 are doing ok but seem slower than usual. I've also grown one this year called Big Boy - which has turned into a triffid of a plant - huge and healthy, but hardly any tomatoes on it. Odd.
The sweetcorn is almost ready! yippee!
This is a fairly standard daily haul.
The rest of the garden
my wee pomegranate tree is full of flowers - I so hope at least one sets into fruit.
Going to have a massive crop of passionfruit this year, though, This vine is laden.
The hedge is beginning to grow -I have to prune it a lot so that it will grow thick rather than spindly. It's a bit of a labour of love at the moment.
But you can see a difference - just! At least the grass has grown back.
The bees are having a high old time on the french lavender.
And my all time favourite - the gardenias are out in force. I adore them - they smell like Rarotonga to me and it's gorgeous.
The jacaranda is magnificent.
So, there you go, a bit shorter than usual this month. I seem to have been incredibly busy - with everything that's NOT garden related.