Garden Update – end of July ’17

The garden and greenhouse always bring me pleasure and helps keep my old bones moving! Of course there is the constant need to keep vigilant against the threat of slugs and greenfly, and the fast growing weeds!

The sweet peas, which I grew in the greenhouse over the winter have been outstanding this year, with a proliferation of multicoloured and beautifully scented flowers. They are well past their best now, but other plants are now taking their place, coleus, begonia, geraniums, cornflower, night scented stock and hydrangea cuttings from last year, which are flowering well.

The tomatoes have been not too bad and we have been harvesting some now for the past few weeks, and we have had enough to share with others. They should keep us going until the end of summer, all being well. Strawberries grown in a bag in the greenhouse have done fairly well and the apple tree looks as if it will provide enough for Muriel to make her apple and bramble jelly in September, and also to stew and store in the freezer.

The heather is looking good and we look forward to it flowering in a few weeks time.

The last few days have been wet and blustery so everything looks a bit ‘droochit’ this morning but here are a few pics taken  between the rain showers!


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I'm am a married man, a father, grandfather and great grandfather who has been married to Muriel for 62 years. I have worked as an Engineer in the Sugar Business, and as a Manager in the Relief and Development sector. Firstly however, I'm a follower of Jesus Christ and this fact has shaped my life and work.

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