Friday, 1 July 2011

Garden pictures

I can't believe how quickly this month has shot by and I havn't blogged for a while but while I have been in the garden I lost my crafty mojo. But gardening is kind of crafting don't you think?

 If your not a fan of dirt and green stuff look away now!
This is one of the vegetable gardens with carrots, onions. There is a few parsnips, lettuce and cauliflower residing in there as well, but I wanted to see where they grow the best so have a few dotted around the place (even in the flower garden).

This is going to be the fruit garden. The bushes at the back is just part of the blackcurrants that we have in abundance. They have fruited exactly 1 month earlier than usual which is strange and there is absolutely loads of them.

 This is the next bit of the veggie patch. There will be 4 parts all together in a row.

Work gets in the way of finishing the poly tunnel so all the toms/peppers etc are all squashed up in the porch but they seem to be thriving.  It's the first time that we have had some strawberries which havn't been munched by birds/slugs and that's because we bought a cold frame from Llidls and they fit snuggly in there for the moment. We are really impressed with it, went back for another one and they'd sold out.

 This photo was taken from the bottom of the field, looking up towards all the activity.  Head Honcho (Hubs) didnt get around to mowing it before it grew really long so we got hay. The neighbour was delighted to get it for his horse. I told hubs not to let it get like that again cos it was such hard work raking it up!  All we needed was some cider and ploughman's lunch and it would look like a picture from the early farming days!! Head Honcho has planted quite a few trees in the field which are coming along nicely.

 The bubbling brook at the bottom of the field. Don't be deceived by the small stream it turns into a raging torrent in the right conditions.

Part of our little flower garden around the front which is a lovely sun trap and a nice spot to sit with an ice cream.
Well I hope you enjoyed the mini tour around our little cottage garden and perhaps I will show you a craft made inside before too long.....but while the weather is nice you know where I will be :0)


  1. You have a gorgeous garden, all that room for growing vegetables etc. Mine is as big as a postage stamp.

  2. Room for a poly tunnel! fantastic