Monday, 12 August 2019

Happy Sunflowers

The weather over the weekend has been dreadful.  Forecasters have predicted that there is more of it to come.

Part of our plum tree was damaged in the high gust winds, taking a load of branches laden with unripe plums with it.  
Well at least the sunflowers are still standing which makes me happy. 
From the garden we have tomatoes...not as big as previous years, but sweet nonetheless.

The beans have been coming in drips and drabs. I picked up some plums that had not been got by the wasps on the ground. 
Along with the variety of beans, we are still getting some blueberries. 
Just enough to enjoy with some Greek yogurt. 
I also have harvested some more yellow courgettes, but have not showcased them this week as they were used pretty promptly over the weekend.  With the weather being so poor, I found myself in the kitchen making the most of the homegrown vegetable.  I have made another Courgette Quiche and a Courgette Blueberry Cake made with the blueberries I picked last week.  I am hoping to share them in the next few days. 

I am sharing my homegrown vegetables and fruit with Dave who blogs at Happy Acres for Harvest Monday

8 comments:

  1. I'm sorry for your horrible weather and the damage to your tree. I hope there is no more stress on the tree or garden. Your sunflowers are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks e. One of those things, often its the greenhouse that gets a battering. still i am fortunate compared to other people around the world - yes the sunflowers are looking good.

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  2. Oh that is sad about the plum tree - but at least you have those bright sunflowers and colourful produce - they look so cheery

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    1. Thanks Johanna. Yeah, for us its a change from the greenhouse that often gets a battering, still lucky as we do have plums, just not so many. Yeah the sunflowers are cheery

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  3. Sorry to hear about your plum tree! That's always the worst time for winds, when the limbs are loaded with fruits. Those purple beans looks lovely with the blueberries too. I wish the purple beans stayed purple though when you cook them.

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  4. Thanks Dave, as a gardener you know mother nature is something we have to abide by. for a change it was not the greenhouse that often gets a battering. Yeah i am loving the purple beans and agree with you, wish they stayed purple after cooking but no

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  5. Noo poor plum tree! Your sunflowers look pretty though and so many beans - I've had a bean failure this year, 3 pods is my lot!

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    1. Thanks Susie, we are still fortunate as part of the plum tree is doing well. Sorry to hear your bean fail this year, we have some growing but must admit its not as productive as it has been in previous years.

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