Gosh it really has been the longest time since I've done a garden update! My reasoning is that the Slow Living catch ups each month take care of it. But it's so nice to look back over the months..(years even!), and see the changes that have evolved in our outdoor space..
Garlic is out!
last year's, but with close to 200 of them, they should be enough to see us through the next twelve months.
Ladders have been implemented in the hopes of rampant pumpkin vines. I have several varieties planted here and after a meager pumpkin harvest last year, am hoping for the best..
Our first quinices ever! I do hope they'll stick around and not do that fruit drop that seems to happen so often with other young fruit trees..
Oh, look, a gate! Made from scrounged twigs from our property. A most time consuming exercise, but charming I suppose, in it's own rustic way..
Cherries are turning. This variety is a Sunburst..I think! They seem to have survived the attack of the black aphids - picking off infected new growth and applying sticky bands to the trunks seemed to do the trick.
The raspberry walk this year is actually that - an unobstructed walk! This is quite a step up from last year's jungle scramble..
Hooping the canes has helped enormously in keeping them contained. And oh, look at that..would that be another quirky gate made by yours truly? I think it might be. I do love a gate made from scrounged materials.
First currants ever, exciting!
Tomatoes are growing well, given their semi shaded position..
And strawberries always seem to perform better for me in pots and planter boxes rather than the ground. I can see a project of strawberry planter boxes happening sometime in my not too distant future..
I hope you're enjoying your garden as much as I am here! There seems to be so much to do at this time of year, but a little each day slowly marks the 'to-do's' off the list.
Fingers and toes crossed for abundant summer harvests! :)