Sunday, 31 August 2014

Not Yet Autumn in Our Garden

After a couple of hot months, this cooler weather has fooled some of us into thinking that it's Autumn, but Summer is not quite over yet, not in our garden anyway. I love this rose:


And these two-tone gladioli are amazing:


The tomatoes in Mr A's greenhouse will be ripening for another month or so yet:


We're already getting a steady supply of them, plus a few raspberries which you can see tucked into the front of the bowl:


And there's enough root vegetables to keep us well fed:


You can't beat 'growing your own'. If I had to choose my favourite crop it would be peas. I love them so much that they rarely make the journey from the garden into the kitchen intact! What's your favourite crop?



19 comments:

  1. Our tomatoes are nowhere near that stage. I've had three ripen so far, but that's all. The cherry toms are still bright green! And you're only just down the road from here. Amazing what a difference a few miles makes.

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    1. It's only the tomatoes in the greenhouse that are ripening. The ones outside are still green.

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  2. Your garden is lovely (and I wish I could smell those tomatoes!). Mine just a jungle, though the tree man came this morning and given some of the trees and shrubs a bit of a headache.

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    1. Hmmm, that smell in tomato plants is so distinctive and I'm afraid it's not one of my favourite smells. Love the thought that your trees now have headaches. I prefer to think of it as having been to the hairdressers.

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  3. Hi Ros ... it's certainly not cold, cooler than its been ... but the harvest will keep going on and on - those all look so good and no doubt delicious for supper ...while the rose is sweet smelling I hope ...

    You absolutely annot beat grow your own - and I love those fresh smells .. the tomatoes, the earth and its delights .. a fresh carrot - so good ...

    So pleased you're enjoying some garden time ... and peas too, beans ... everything one can eat straight up ... fresh apples - we're lucky to live in this wonderful generous country of ours ... enjoy the early harvesting and then late picks too .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Yes, Hilary we are lucky in this country and take for granted these rich harvests.

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  4. Lovely veggies! I'm still getting tomatoes, peppers; green and hot.

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    1. We tried growing peppers once. There was nothing to them except for a tough outer skin. Absolutely flat they were. Not growing them again!

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  5. If I had to choose a favourite it would be mulberries, and really young broad beans cooked pod and all are deliciousl. The thing about growing your own is that you can have things you never find in the shop, such as black runner beans and pink carrots.

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    1. I also love young broad beans although I've never plucked up the courage to eat those furry pods. I've never grown mulberries or pink carrots! Do they taste like orange carrots I wonder.

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  6. As if publishing a book, supporting your daughter and the cemetery project was no enough, you have a lovely and productive garden too!

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    1. I'm afraid that I have to own up to being an observer-gardener. That means that Mr A grows the stuff and I sit and watch... and I also eat the results of course!

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  7. I agree, there's nothing like fresh from your own garden. Everything looks just lovely and I know you must be enjoying the late summer bounty.

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  8. Those small red potatoes look mighty tasty, but then it all does. I don't think I have a favorite when it comes to veggies. I'm a child of the depression, a clean plate member (when there was food on my plate) so I learned to loved it all. I've always said that depression babies could easily have a tendency to gain weight because we can never waste food. Your flowers are lovely too.

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  9. I like just about anything from the garden, but tomatoes have to be my favorite. Nothing better than a tomato still slightly warm from the sun, sliced on bread with mayo,salt, and pepper.(A mater sandwich, they call it around here.)

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  10. Your garden looks lovely. So does ours. Unfortunately, we missed most of the grapes this year by going away. An "observer-gardener." What a nice term. It applies to me, too. ~Miriam

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  11. ooh your garden is lovely! Looking forward to visiting it and can I borrow Mr A to do mine?

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  12. pics look pretty and yummy. If I could grow anything I would go with strawberries.........they are a fave.

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  13. Lovely, lovely garden, Ros! Mr A has the greenest of fingers, doesn't he? My favourite crop? Runner beans!

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