Well my gardening friends, where oh where is June flying too. Already we are past the Summer Solstice and nearly upon Mid-Summers Day here in the UK. So I thought it about time I popped my head up out of my garden and showed you how all things are growing.
I have lots of photo’s to share, and also lots to tell you about our RHS Chatsworth Flower Show visit too on the 9th of June.. I took so many photo’s there, I was in my seventh Heaven, as I ooh and arrghed over the wonderful blooms and creative gardens on display.. But those I will share next time.. This inspired us to do a make over on our own back garden, which is why I have not had a lot of time for blog land visits ..
Many thanks for your patience and I hope all you budding gardeners are busy now reaping your hard labours as you see the fruits of your labours maturing before your eyes.
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So I will show you how things are looking mid June on our Plot and the pictures will tell their own stories. So sit back, feet up, and give your own aching backs a bit of rest. As I share what is happening on the plot right now.
I have also had loads and I mean loads of Redcurrants this year, so I have been busy freezing these.. They are really sweet this year, but you must make sure you pick the ripe ones if you can, as the unripened ones can be sour. .. So what I do is pick from the bush the ones with most ripe fruit on first.. Then sort through them.
They can be fiddly.. So after picking from the bush on long stalks, I painstakingly pick off each one of the ripe ones and make sure the little stalk is taken off. Which is difficult seeing as they all ripen at different stages on the same stalk..
I then leave the unripe ones in the widow sill and before long they too turn and ripen..Then repeat the process with them.
I hope you are all having a wonderful Summer.. As record temperatures for 40 years here in the UK soar up and up.. While the humid hot nights are not good for sleeping, if you manage to keep your gardens well watered in the cool of the evenings or early mornings, ( we have been in the allotments as early as 5-30am to beat the Suns heat. ) This is certainly Growing Weather, and a welcome change for Britain’s usual showery cooler summers..
So until next time when I will be sharing some of Chatsworth Show with you.