Saturday, June 25, 2011

Back on the Allotment

I just had to add these gorgeous pics from down the allotment even though they have nothing to do with food, they keep the bees very happy.

The arches have collapsed so many times I dont think they'll hold on much longer, especially when the sweet pes cover them .

How many peas?   Many nights of depodding to come.

Losing my onions amonst all the Calendula that just reseed themselves every year

There's more lettuce , rocket, spinach and beetroots than a sane person knows what to do with  !

Hopefully I'll get some cherries this year before the birds, ( my biggest expense at the moment - nets, you cant have too many)

14 tomatoes plants, I know,  I just cant help myself, looking forward to making lots of tomatoe & chilli jam again ( 11 chilli plants! )

I've never seen cucumbers growing before - there's something very cute about them when they are diddy little things.

Here's how I'm coping with my glut of strawberries

Drying them is so easy - they turn into little sweeties


Matron said...

What a brilliant idea with the dried strawberries!

Jenny said...

It all looks great, you have done a fantastic job!! I really love the archways with all the rambling flowers growing up them - so idyllic, they are beautiful, hope they can stand the strain of the sweetpeas!!
Have a lovely rest of your weekend, Jenny x

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...


I have NEVER even seen such an incredible , bountiful garden in my life. I just gaped, yes i did,
at every picture!
Now sweetpeas! I went to the farmers market yesterday just to get a little boquet, and did, and paid dearly but I don't care.
Better sweetpeas than pie!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

I'm back. I just wanted to add that rose campion in the first picture is the most spectacular speciman I have ever seen.

4 Lil' Girls said...

I'm inspired, really really inspired, what a beautiful allotment. I'm off to the garden for the day :)
Karen x

4 Lil' Girls said...

Hi again Liz, I love your blog, so i just passed on an award i received to you
Karen x

ArtSnark said...

wow - what a harvest! Gorgeous pics - thanks for the gardening inspiration