Sunday, 8 August 2010

In the garden

Poor Mr Plum ... I think that even though everyone has said that it is highly unlikely that our baby would arrive today ... he was secretly hoping that I would wake up this morning and be in labour! Which ... I wasn't!

We have spent a few hours in the garden ... I haven't been able to do a huge amount as it is too much effort to kneel down (and even more effort to attempt to get up again!).
Here's the veggie patch ... the courgettes have been brilliant this year and are still going strong! I have a few green tomatoes - but I don't think they ever recovered from their neglect earlier this summer .... the squash are flowering so am hopeful that I will get some veg off them this year too!
My strawberry plants which I ordered from The Guardian arrived yesterday. They are late strawberries - so, you never know, we may get some fruit this year .... Mr Plum very kindly dug over this bit of soil and planted them for me.
Three cucumbers growing in the greenhouse ....
More tomatoes and peppers in the greenhouse!
Blackberries at the back of our neighbours half of the garden (which they never use). Mr Plum is currently out there hacking away at brambles at picking fruit! Hopefully we will get enough to make some lovely jam!
Late potatoes in pots which will hopefully be ready for Christmas ...
Lavender picked for sachets ...
Cup of tea and a piece of cake for me ...
What have you been up to today?

2 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh bummer! It's always a big disappointment that one. Still every day over is a bonus day really. Some just take a little longer to cook. Enjoy more cups of hot tea and cake while you can!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Fab garden update, strange as I have been picking blackberries and cutting my lavender too this week :-) Hope bump makes an appearence soon, little sweetpea 3 was 4 days late but it felt like 4 months!