I love it when the foxgloves flower, they're soo beautiful!
Our biggest garden-y excitement this month has been that the driveway is almost finished! Seven 850kg bags of gravel have been spread (we may have bought one too many, but we've come up with a plan for it!). Joe's about to put up a new fence, there's a bin store to build and we want a couple of big pots with something pretty in by the front door (any suggestions - we want something hardy and evergreen and it's mostly shady apart from a few hours of sun in the morning). I have a new waterbutt too, it's 250 litres and filled in one night - it's been really rainy here! We've also had new guttering and facias so please note how nice and shiny they are because they cost £1700 (our old ones were asbestos...).
I think the gravel will be slightly less white and a bit more more pale grey once the rain's washed the dust off. Look at this side path too - I think it's sooo nice!
The front garden raised beds are doing really good! I've already had my first potatoes and there are beans and peas growing in with the potatoes too. I've got carrots and beets on the way, and I've trimmed all my onions back because they were hitting the top of their protective mesh (the internet said I could trim them back to 4 inches high a couple of times during the growing season, and it would send more energy into making a bigger bulb, so we shall see). I've had loads of kale, the sweetcorn is up and my tomatoes and peppers have flowers on them!
I've got little apples on my little apple tree!
I've got broad beans, peas and borlotto beans in my back garden raised beds. There are some courgettes in the other raised bed and a lot of weeds too (not pictured!).
Here's the garden in full for posterity.
How's your garden doing? Every time I plant a new plant a slug eats it and I'm getting fed up of that, and I had to pull up nearly all of my outside tomatoes because of blight, but otherwise I'm enjoying my garden!