Tuesday, 24 June 2008

It's a beautiful day......


(I love this photo...think perhaps next year I'll do a textiles/mixed media piece of art work based around it)

The house is developing quickly and the vegetables are getting eaten by slugs at the same speedy rate. Typical typical!! They sneak out in the dark, scoff all the spud leaves and cauliflower tops..then dive dive dive undercover as soon as the sun rises.What with the army of slugs and the teams of rabbits, the garden stands no chance really.

Well, maybe they can get away with it this year, but next year when we've settled in living there instead of this long distance gardening we are having to endure, they wont know whats hit them!

Having said that, we still have a lot of fruit and veg making a brave attempt at growing against all odds of survival.(ok so most of the survival stuff is on trees and our slugs haven't mastered the art of hang gliding yet)

Here we have a 'Pollen Jock' doing his bit for the garden and the bee population taking a look at our blackberries. This was taken a week or so ago and now the fruit has started to ripen. We have loaaaaads of them so need to Google for Blackberry ideas.




Love these flowers on the chives...they move in the breeze beautifully


We have a pear tree in the main garden.. I didnt realise pears grew upside down?? Maybe they don't? Maybe we have the only Topsy Turvy pear tree there is? lol



And take a look at these...wild poppies....they are huge puff balls of petals.Cropping up anywhere and everywhere. To begin with I was really impressed by their alien pods, but now they are in the way of my next row of planting on the allotment lol



And da-daaaaaaah...our first Raspberry!! Stiggy just picked it and brought it home to show me...lets hope the birds havent scoffed the lot by the time we can get a net over the others.



So all in all....we're doing ok. :0) Even with the slugs and rabbits.

9 comments:

deb said...

Fab photos Jo, fresh blackberries and rasberries, mmmmmmm, make a sorbet or even a sauce to go ever ice cream.

I love chive flowers, sucha delicate blue.

Those poppies are amazing, I love them, any chance of collecting me some seeds when the time is right?

Carrie said...

wow - fabulous stuff Jo - Kevin wants a polytunnel to try to start growing his own veg - he'd want to get a move on....

Love those poppies - reaaaaaaaallllllly love those poppies

alcoholinky said...

fab photos Jo. oooh that raspberry (eat me eat me). never seen poppies like that before, they are really unusual. my faves are the foxgloves. beautiful colour!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Thanks girls..

No problem Deb... the flowers are huuuuge.

I get a bit claustrophobic in our poly tunnel, Carrie. I dont venture in it much but Stiggy thinks its great.

lol @ eat me eat me, Carol lol

Greta said...

Hi Jo -

Love your outdoors blog!!! I am so jealous that you have a polytunnel. I can see you, Stiggy and the boys reaping the benefits this year.

Look forward to hearing more from you.

Greensleeves said...

super photos, Jo! the foxgloves are stunning

Karin said...

Foxgloves are stunning one of my favourite flowers. I think the poppy is a "paeony flower poppy" I had them growing at a house I once had and they do grow like weeds so you have to be a bit ruthless with them. LOL @ eat me, eat me I'd want more than one.:o)

Stiggy said...

Another glorious post dear, It's good to read a ladies perspective to what we're doing.

I like your photos of the fruit...

...you know me....

...I just LOVE a nice pear.

:D

Vickie said...

Everything looks so nice. I miss having raspberries, lucky you!! The poppies are great too! By the way, love your newest card, very whimsical.