Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Gardens


As you will see from my new header, the May blossom is out at last and the flower-garden is in full bloom (all but the roses which will be a week or two yet).

Yesterday we had a wet day - the first for a long time as this has been a very dry May. Of course the farmer wanted rain to make the grass grow for silage, but also the vegetable garden was so dry that he was watering it nightly.

However, as you will see from the photograph - one day's rain and everything is growing madly, including the weeds. The onions are desperate for weeding but everything is growing well. We have strawberries in flower, raspberries in flower, gooseberries and blackcurrants beginning to swell, peas and broad beans up and growing, runner and French beans up and growing, lettuce in all stages (under glass to protect from the pigeons) and courgettes coming along nicely. There are leeks in too but they are at present no thicker than blades of grass, so are hard to see.

The veggie garden is the farmer's domain and he should be proud of it. At present he is laid up with a really bad cough but the sun is shining and he is feeling a little better tonight, so no doubt those weeds in the onions had better watch out tomorrow.

12 comments:

Cloudia said...

an enjoyable visit to your domain, Weaver!



feel better, Farmer :)



Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Isn't it amazing how one day of rain can make everything grow so much! We have had a wonderful spring for all my hydrangeas who droop so sadly from lack of rain. Rain almost every other day! It's been perfect. We're grateful.

Tell The Farmer to feel better!!

Jane Moxey said...

What a gorgeous looking vegetable garDen! So glad you got some rain. We are having tons of that here in the Pacific Northwest and I wish I could send some of it your way!

Heather said...

I am full of admiration for the farmer's wonderful vegetable garden, and a little envious too. Our entire back garden is about the same size! I do hope his cough soon clears up - it wastes so much energy. Your new header is a riot of glorious colour. The garden responds so quickly to a shower of rain.

Heather said...

It's me again! I have been thinking about how you might interpret the lovely Arezzo fresco you showed a few posts back. You could get an enlarged photocopy and take a tracing from which you could create templates for cutting fabric shapes in a variety of fabrics in off-whites, creams and soft terracotta, to be applied to a background. If you didn't want to stitch each piece in place, you could use Bondaweb and work hand or machine stitch to add detail. Hope this sounds plausible and makes sense!

C Hummel Kornell a/k/a C Hummel Wilson said...

Weaver, Your garden is beautiful! Love your heading of flowers. A few weeds are always present. I think they make our harvest that much more wonderful.

Teresa said...

Such a neat veggie garden! I like the way it's all divided into different sections... so very English! My lettuce is behind a wire fence... it's the rabbits I have to guard against around here.

Elisabeth said...

I can't believe how green it is. It seems like only yesterday it was covered in snow.

Pam said...

No wonder everything is growing so well,along with (because of?)your efforts, that soil looks wonderful! Hope the Farmer feels better soon.

Dave King said...

The contrasts between farm and garden must be absolutely fascinating.

The Weaver of Grass said...

As I predicted, today the farmer has been well enough to weed the onions, so now there is hardly a weed to be seen - but for how long? Thanks for the comments.

BT said...

I'm sorry the farmer has been a bit under the weather but I'm sure he's fully recovered by now. Jim has been watering like mad too and the veg garden is also his domain. I do help out with weeding occasionally when there is just too much. Our crops are at about the same stage except lettuce. The first crop disappeared!