This month has been hot! Or rainy! I've tried to get some gardening done in the cool evenings, but I haven't done much. Poor garden, I'm going to start looking after it properly!
This snap pea plant has been excellent this month. The variety is called 'Shiraz' and I have more growing in the greenhouse for a late sowing. I'll definitely grow loads more of this next year - they're great in stir fries.
My patty pan summer squash finally has a patty on it! Yey!
The front garden raised beds are my favourite part of the garden at the moment. I think it's because they're easy and things grow well in them. Although there's some lettuce that's not really growing much. I've planted some more carrots and spring onions in there this month.
My mum was getting rid of this old bin she'd been using as a waterbutt so I took it off her hands. There's a guttering pipe that comes of the conservatory but doesn't go all the way to the drain, so I popped the butt under the pipe. It filled up really quickly and now I've got delicious rain water to water the garden with.
Down the side of the house the garden's looking good. The herbs are rampant, the buddleia is enormous and the raspberries are crazy tall this year! My two new apple trees are growing well, no apples this year because they're only babies but I hope to get some next year. Look at that ominous grey sky, that's what I've had to contend with most of the month!
I didn't plant any nasturtiums this year, and yet still they grow! Good job, because they're my favourites. Can you see my sweetcorn to the right of the photo? They've had a slow start, and are the second lot I sowed, but they seem to be growing strongly now.
Mum gave me a pumpkin in spring, I planted it down the side garden and slugs ate it all up. Mum gave me a pumpkin last spring, I planted it down the side garden and slugs ate it all up. So I've taken the hint with this pumpkin mum gave me a couple of weeks ago and planted it in a pot by the conservatory. No casualties so far!
It's a little late, but I had all these packets of wild flower seeds hanging about, so I mixed them all together and planted them in some big pots. There's loads left so I'm going to scatter some in the garden and look out for some bare patches of ground around town to plant up too!
And here's the whole garden. Not looking it's best I think. I'm going to get back into doing my 20 minutes gardening a day, so hopefully it'll look a lot better this time next month!
How's your garden this month?