Sunday, 20 July 2008

My Own Garden

My own garden is really starting to come along and I feel that I am getting more confidence. It has managed to recover from the arrival of the chickens last year, who as lovely as they are, can really cause a lot of damage in a very short time if they are not watched.

My borders are quite poor this year and I have had a real problem with slugs, but I have (so far) been a lot more successful with my vegetable growing. I am starting be able to enjoy going out into the garden and picking things to take inside to eat.

This was my haul the other evening

Tiny but certainly moving in the right direction. The strawberries were delicious and I have been able to have a small vase of sweet pea for several weeks now. I have had a couple of courgettes too and the tomatoes and potatoes are thriving. I am not quite ready to live from my own produce (I think I would be rather hungry) but it is one, all be it small, step closer.

So much of gardening ins unknown, how will a plant work in your soil, will the slugs or the chickens destroy it. But when it does work there is something quite magical about seeing a flower, fruit or vegetable that you have nurtured from seed grow and mature.


Greedy Nan said...

Hi. I've got that cake tin and at the moment there's a muesli cake in it but not for long! Mine's gone a bit strange [that's because it lives with me] and the paint has started to peel off which is a bit naff as it wasn't cheap. What's in yours or is it just for the photo opportunity?
Hey, the other comment is that slidy show thing - are you clever or what ... I haven't even mastered the 'simple' photos yet so don't think I'll be attempting that for a while.

Greedy Nan said...

PS It wasn't anything like 15:07 when I did that comment. More like something past 11 at night time. Your clock is slow.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful blog. Thoroughly enjoyed your comments and am inspired to visit those lovely gardens. You should be sponsored by the English Tourist Board. I look forward to your next posting.

Flo said...

Thank you, whoever you are, if the English Tourist board would like to sponsor me!!! New post up now about a lovely place in Suffolk, Dunwich!