(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.