Thursday, 25 June 2009

How does your garden grow?

I love this stage in the year when so much is green and vibrant and when little seeds I have planted are now springing forth:

Don't you just love the smell of Basil? And for the first time I have had success with some lettuce (mazuma I think?) in a pot

Then there is the little strawberry plant in a pot which I have had for several years now and which keeps on producing fruit - just outside the kitchen door where I can see the red ripe berries

And then there's the potatoes which I planted at the end of March which are doing very well indeed. In fact even better than this photo which was taken a couple of weeks ago now - where does the time go?

I wouldn't call myself a gardener but I am learning and I love the fact that it is very much a question of 'have a go and see what happens' rather than about being too precise. The lawn needs another mowing but here it is freshly cut with the evening sun casting lattice shadows across it

I'm off to the garden museum in London today with a very dear friend who is off to South Africa on Saturday for a month to work with vulnerable adults and children with aids. I shall take my camera and share some pics of the museum and it's apparently wonderful cafe, (www.gardenmuseum.org.uk)another time.

2 comments:

driftwood said...

mmm strawberries just outside the kitchen door, what a treat xox

Tracy said...

Your patch looks lovely, Sheila--so many good, green things growing! Our patch isn't big either, but try to make the most of it. This year we haven't done as much with the vegetable patch though--just some variety of salad greens, beets, spinach, and other greens. Concentrating more on the flower beds this year. Hope to dig a new bed by fall and get more peonies! Happy Garden Days :o) ((HUGS))