Thursday, 21 May 2015

Nearly all green




Miserable old harpie I sounded like in my last post but yes things are blinking tough with no kitchen but there are plenty more worse off! Anyhoo onwards & upwards - 

If I had got a wriggle on & painted the fence it would look even more green. Laziness & the rain got in the way. 

Now the rhubarb & raspberries are too big so the fence painting will be put off for a few more months! 

Gooseberries! I'm so looking forward to gooseberry jam & gooseberry fool

The garlic is looking good considering how late it was planted!

Purple flowers on the broad beans.

And a bodge it, every garden needs one apparently! 


My ahem home made by Mike cage for my brassicas. As ungrateful as I sound I think I would of liked something a little neater & possibly shorter. At least I can nearly walk upright in it to weed & my cabbages are safe from the cabbage white butterflies & it's green too! 
I'm getting rather attached to the old beast, of course my true love is with Mike. I only wish I could take a photo of it in all it's gloriousness! x 

25 comments:

  1. This is such a gorgeous sight!!! Look at all you have coming in!! And I'm telling you I love the netting system as I have lost a bunch of lettuce to Peter rabbit!!! Well done my gardening friend and happy growing! Nicole xo

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  2. I am well on the way to having a netting cover over most of my new veg beds, mainly to keep the cats off it. I have canes pushed into the soil with lengths of hose pipe pushed onto them and netting stretched over. Not pretty but it does the job.

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  3. I bought mosquito nets for my brassicas. Bloody butterflies and NDFC pay no heed to green netting at my house!

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  4. Your garden is looking good, we all miss deadlines, we have three fence panel brown all the others are green.

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  5. Happy growing, this is a promising garden !!!
    Olympia

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  6. That brassica cage is an ideal height for growing Brussels Sprouts and PSB. Your Mike has thought ahead again!

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  7. My dad has an allotment - so I get all the benefits of fresh veg, without the heartache and hard work! :) x

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  8. We haven't even thought about painting the fences yet, we tend to think about it at the end of the season. Your garden is certainly doing well. Have a great weekend.

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  9. I'd love a netting cage or two like that I can tell you. Especially if someone else made it for me. No chance of that around here unfortunately. CJ xx

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  10. Maybe you should dine out until the kitchen is completed :)

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  11. If you feel the need to paint a fence you can always come and do ours!! The cabbage cage looks good and if it does the job that is the most important bit isn't it! xx

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  12. Oh it's looking good, very good. :-)

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  13. It's a great brassica cage, plenty of room for them to grow. Keep an eye on your goosegogs, I've got sawfly on mine.

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  14. It's all looking good, including the brassica cage. I like the broad bean flowers. Happy gardening, Flighty xx

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  15. It looks terrific, Jo. I love the brassica cage, it will be a great home for them this summer.

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  16. It's always good to see the sign of new growth emerging! We share the same problem as you have with our dog in the garden. How 7 month pup doesn't understand that the borders are out of bounds! Sarah x

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  17. Oh dear, just had a look at your last kitchen drama post- good thing you can focus on the garden and all that lovely growth :o) Gooseberries-yum, we really must get some here xx

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  18. It all looks wonderful, very well organised and how great to have a proper cage to protect the brassicas. Your kitchen garden looks so full of promise...well done.
    Helen xox

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  19. Your broad bean plants look fab, I love watching the gooseberries developing though watch them like a hawk for sawfly. Hx

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  20. Goodness you have been busy! I love gooseberries too especially Gooseberry and elderflower but no one else in my family likes it and I made rather a lot one year and it took me months to eat it! Hope you are well.

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  21. I feel your pain re the kitchen as we had very similar situation last year. Keep your thoughts on the end game! And you have your lovely green space to keep you sane. Good idea with the netting.

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  22. That certainly is s mighty cage....hope it does it's job well!!

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  23. Trying to net things to keep them safe is my no 1 hate in the garden, alas it has to be done, but I always get into such a pickle. Love the purple flowered broad beans, I grew some last year, they were lovely. Happy gardening! Jane xx

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  24. Everything is growing away wonderfully! I could do with a cage like that to keep the cats off!

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  25. I adore how disciplined it all looks

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