Monday, 14 July 2014

In My Garden ... in April

Life has gotten in the way of keeping these monthly posts up-to-date - so I'm in catch up mode!

In the Front Yard

These roses produced some beautiful autumn blooms in the front garden in the cooler weather. The red/orange rose is 'Remember Me', the other 'Iceberg'.

Bee Heaven

This blue salvia has thrived, and flowered continuously since Christmas. The tall flower spires look quite like lavender - and the bees love them!

Please Feed Me!

The citrus trees are showing signs of mineral deficencies and are in need of a good feed. I had been reluctant to undertake this task until the last of the extreme hot weather had past.

Back in Bloom

With the cooler weather the mini Lebanese eggplant bush began blooming again!

Fabulous Capitol Pears

The Capitol Pear trees have enjoyed deep regular watering throughout summer and early autumn and have grown accordingly!

Sweet Sweetcorn

The sweetcorn are ready for picking.

Berry Tomatoes

There is a new flush of berry tomatoes now that temperatures have cooled off.

Potted Petunias

The potted petunias are looking bedraggled and are very much past their best - but are flowering on like little troopers!

An Experiment

I pruned the grafted tomato back hard and have been rewarded with some new growth. I'm not sure it will come to anything however.

That Pond - Again!

In the hot weather the pond cracked yet again! We've drained it and are considering our options!

An Intruder in the Garden

This pumpkin is an intruder in the garden popping up of its own accord! It split after we received huge rains in late February and early March.


Downt Mildew Arrives

Following those same rains the zucchini and cucumber bushes are developing downy mildew and will need to be removed.

The Raised Garden Bed

This little raised garden bed has yielded more produce than I thought possible from such a small area. I am sold on them as a gardening system.


Finally, this little bird house  sits in the peach tree. It was made by my late Dad and so has great sentimental value. Do you have something similar in your garden?

Happy gardening!



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