During the summer months we always have some sort of lettuce and salad produce.
A selection of mixed leaves, a variety not grown before but we are using some seeds that we got free with our monthly gardening magazine.
Spring onions, we have several tubs all at different stages. This tub is ready to harvest.
The radish seem to have grown overnight and are ready to be thinned out.
The broad beans are flowering and have just been tied to canes to protect them from the vicious wind we have here. They don't call this area bracing for nothing.
The strawberries are doing well, they never actually come into the house the dog and my husband eat them but it is fun to watch them grow.
The beetroot suddenly had a growth spurt and now needs to be thinned out a little, all this rain has certainly made a difference to the pots.
I have a dwarf apple tree that has finally started to fruit after two years of nothing, I can not tell you how exciting this is we keep going out and checking the branches.
The peas seem to have taken a bit of a battering but with some TLC I am sure they will survive, they need some canes putting in, another job for the list.
We also have blackcurrants and gooseberries coming along nicely. The plants are small and do not produce large quantities but enough to fulfil the need to grow something for ourselves. We do have a substantial herb garden that I do use a lot and dry out some for winter use.
For those of you that live in the UK I hope you enjoyed the many celebrations around the Country celebrating our wonderful Queens birthday. We had an afternoon tea, traditional English fayre with a couple of friends. My contribution was of course scones, with homemade jam and a toffee cake which was definitely a little moreish!
The toffee topping and crushed nuts was not for the faint hearted, delicious!
As always thank you for all your lovely comments on my previous posts it is always a great pleasure to read them. I finally got my ears syringed on Friday so I am now pain free and most surprising able to hear properly once more. I was amazed how much difference this made such a simple but certainly very effective cure.
See you soon.