Monday, 1 June 2020

First Strawberries and more blooming roses

Some little joys. 
First of the strawberries from the garden including wild strawberries which i am sharing with Dave over at Happy Acres who hosts Harvest Monday every week.
The blooming roses have certainly put on a good show. 
The roses are even strewing down like garlands at a ceremonious occasion.
Here is our garden vegetable and fruit plot plan. Credit for the plot diagram goes to D, of course. 
So much going these mixed lettuce growing in an old drainage pipe.
The runner beans are beginning to climb and flower up the natural stick climbing frames.
Here they are from another angle.
Beneath them courgettes and perpetual spinach. 
Below is Blue Kale and Blue Kohlrabi, as well as Kale from the neighbour.
These are pea shoots - the idea and inspiration came from  an old garden show - I will update as soon as I remember its name. 
And finally, red gooseberries
The red gooseberries look a bit sad this year - they are not the size they normally are, still time to grow, but i think they are suffering because of lack of feed and the right soil. But presently I cannot do much about that as we are still socially distancing and being sensible, so no garden centre trips for us. 


  1. What an incredible outdoor space! And so much growing still to come. Looks like it's going to be very fruitful!

  2. Your courgette and kale plants look amazing, and fresh garden strawberries are always so wonderful. But the profusion of flowers from your roses are just astonishing.

  3. I love the way you are making such good use of the garden space. The lettuce in the pipe is a great idea too! I like to tuck plants into unconventional places, like the petunias I plant in our old rusty wheelbarrow.

    1. Thanks Dave, when we had the allotment - we did grow veg and flowers in an old wheelbarrow, can look v. effective

  4. Hi Shaheen,
    ...your flowers and strawberries are pretty...and your garden plan is amazing...
    ~Have a lovely day!

  5. wow you should be so proud of your garden - it is an amazing achievement and will stand you in good stead once the apocalypse comes (sadly it seems to be on our doorstep), I love your roses around your seat and your pea shoos in the drain pipe - such a beautiful place to spend time in. And that sunshine too....

  6. Your garden is gorgeous.


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