11 July 2007

jj kale

All that rain was getting thoroughly depressing and it's so good to see some sunshine again. Here it is shining down on the purple podded pea flowers.

I couldn't resist taking a picture of the weekend harvest which consisted of black kale (as in the above pic), spuds, beets, onions, lettuce, courgette, broad beans, carrots etc, which we'll be eating all next week. SWMBO has been making redcurrent jelly and blackcurrant jam and goosegog something or other.

As predicted, there is absolutely no sign of anything happening to move the unwanted pigeon loft off our bottom plot and I am now ammending my estimate of 3 months to 3 years. What this means for Spiller and Chirpy's new home I don't quite know, but they are happy enough in our back garden for now.


Christa said...

That's a beautiful photo of the sun shining down on your garden.

Your harvest of veg is impressive!

helena said...

Stunning photographs...and all those veg make me yearn for a garden of my own... the shared garden we have with our apartment is a maze of tree roots - you can't get a spade into it.

clodhopper said...

welcome christa....alas it's back to the rain this morning. As you may have heard us Brits are getting thoroughly waterlogged whereas I see the states is having rather dramatic problems with that other element, fire.

clodhopper said...

Hi helena.....Mmmm, that's a tricky one. What about raised beds or do the trees shade out all the light as well as making it impossible to dig?

Petunia's Gardener said...

I have purple pole beans growing this year. Now to add purple peas for next year. How do you like them compared to the green variety? They are quite pretty!

clodhopper said...

Hi Paula. Tastewise, I don't think they have anything special over the green varieties but as you say, they do look very good.

helena said...

Absolutely no light underneath the trees - and a huge lawn in the middle which the other neighbours don't want disturbed.

Never mind I sort of have a shared interest in my mums garden - ie. I buy things at the garden centre I'd love to grow and she plants them in her garden for me. This way I've managed to get a nasturtium walk (shades of Monets garden) a bit of a chamomile lawn (a very very small bit) and cabbages! Luckily our taste in plants is very similar, unluckily I live in Edinburgh and she lives in Newcastle so I don't get much chance to actually see the garden very often.

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