Sunday, July 29, 2018

Out now

The hot weather's suited the echinacea well, but now the flowers are out, the sun's gone in.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Lettuce thin

Might be no need to thin out these lettuce seedlings if the slugs and snails get there first but the dry weather's kept their numbers down.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tassel no hassle

The tassels are emerging from the end of the sweetcorn cobs as they begin to fatten up, aided by regular watering.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Traffic light toms

                         From green, through yellow, to red.

Sunday, July 22, 2018


A few underipe tomatoes, harvested early to ripen on the kitchen windowsill. Borlotti and french beans delicious and plentiful.

Saturday, July 21, 2018


                                Linaria aka toadflax

Matthias de l'Obel

                                       Matthias de l'Obel

Friday, July 20, 2018

Glad all over

No fly zone

Promoted as being popular with insects, like last year nothing's flown near them.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Saturday, July 14, 2018


             Making an appearance at the same time as last year.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Pump it up

            A pumpkin starting its thirsty way towards maturity.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Friday, July 06, 2018


              Ixia, aka corn lily, struggling in the overgrowth.

Thursday, July 05, 2018


From hundreds of seeds sown, many lost to mice, seedlings slugged, the first to make it through.

Centaurea cyanus

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Helichrysum italicum

                                        Aka curry plant.

Runners up

The runner beans have reached the top of their supports and the first pods have set. A small amount of blackfly haven't been a problem.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018



         The last of the pea crop and the first of the broad beans.

Long bloom

Germination's tricky with these annual phlox, but the ones that have made it have started their long flowering season.

Monday, July 02, 2018

Fleshy drupe

A cherry is the fruit of many plants of the genus Prunus, and is a fleshy drupe (stone fruit).

Quick flash

A long time coming, over in a flash and a bit blousey, but lilies are always worth it, especially the evening scented varieties.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Swell pods

                          Main crop of peas ready to harvest.

For the bees

                      Leeks left to flower are beloved by bees.