Monday, 10 July 2017

anticipating a glorious glut!

Sorry for the pause in posting, its been a hectic few weeks, weddings, birthdays, funerals....
But I am here!
The other thing that has kept me from the computer has been the garden, Chris has been very busy on the terrace second from the top.  It was a patio with currant bushes down one side and rhubarb and apples down the other, slowly over the years we have been lifting the odd paving stone to make a veg bed.  Well this year we have gone #@$?!! it and we have lifted the lot! 
I say we, I should in all honesty say he, as my role was more supervisory.....
The whole terrace is now dedicated to veg,
we have four raised beds with bark chipping paths in between.
And vegetables coming out of our ears!  
Golden and candie striped beets, striped and globe courgettes, kalettes,
spinach beets, chard, lettuce, two types of pumkin, rocket, herb,
beans, peas, broad beans and borlottis.
Not to mention the soft fruit...




broad beans

The toms in the hanging basket at the other end of the garden aren't doing badly either,
this year we have planted Tumblers (at the front of the photo) and Tumbling Toms,
the TTs are definitely better, as they are still flowering, so will have a longer crop.

Well my shopping bill has shrunk
and our consumption of veg dishes has risen,
we are getting very imaginative, green pancakes - using pureed beet leaves in the batter last week, and last night courgette and feta fritters, yum! 
But it doesn't look like we are the only ones enjoying feasting in the garden!!!!!


  1. That is one beautiful garden. Your hard work is paying off nicely.

  2. Thank you, I am very proud of all Chris's hard work, all I have had to do is stick seeds in the earth!!!