Our summer, so far, has been very hot, with not very much rain. The flowers, veggies and weeds are all growing well! Some of my favourite flowers in our garden this year are the foxgloves, snapdragons, asters. . .
. . . and the good old-fashioned hydrangea, which is a beautiful blue colour with tiny flecks of red.
I love the soft blue and lemon of the newly forming blooms.
These pretty blue cornflowers self-seeded throughout the garden.
Here are a few pictures of our veggie garden. Although it is small, made up of raised beds tucked away in a corner, we manage to grow a lot in it.
I picked our first zucchinis last week.
The climbing beans have lots of flowers, so shouldn’t be too far away.
I have bottled several jars of beetroot and there are lots more coming on.
We are picking radishes and lettuces and spring onions, and we had a really good crop of strawberries this year.
I hung shiny things over the spinach and chard to keep the birds from eating it, and surrounded the small plants with grit to deter the snails and slugs.
Finn keeps me company in the garden while I plant, weed, and harvest.