July~ Grow Your Own ~Up date

I hope every one is enjoying Summer as much as I am.. Here in the UK the weather is good .. High temperatures with a mixture of rain is good growing weather. 

So here is my picture Update..

Loganberries

Loganberries

Loganberries Bumper crop

Loganberries Bumper crop

This year has been a great year for loganberries.. Last year we let the new shoots grow as they were cut back the year before.. we tied them high to a frame and then after flowering we netted them to stop the birds from eating them  I have had around 8 punnet’s off and still there are more to be picked

I netted these loganberries to keep little predators at bay

I netted these loganberries to keep little predators at bay

 Remember these Peas I rescued from the main row which didn’t do so well?

Now these peas were rescued by me as these were the only ones from a full row of many that came through. So I transplanted into one place, some are sadder looking than others as they have been nibbled by beetles.. But they will survive... We have another long row recently planted.

Now these peas were rescued by me as these were the only ones from a full row of many that came through. So I transplanted into one place, some are sadder looking than others as they have been nibbled by beetles.. But they will survive… We have another long row recently planted.

Well this is how they look now, the peas pods are filling out and in about a week I think we may have our first crop of peas

I have Pods on these peas

I have Pods on these peas

Peas second planted row

Peas second planted row

Above you can see the wired row of the second rows we planted of peas.. they haven’t done as well as last years crops, a bit hit and miss. After the rain we saw the prints of a pigeon had got under the mesh and had enjoyed taking his pick.. But that’s gardening, You win some and lose some..  🙂  

Courgettes

Courgettes

The courgettes are doing well too.. even though the leave have slight mildew due to the humid weather, I have had some lovely little courgettes off which I have used raw in salads which you can see better below

Courgettes in close up

Courgettes in close up

The Dwarf beans are growing nicely as are the runner beans which are in flower

The Dwarf beans are growing nicely as are the runner beans which are in flower

Beetroot and carrots

Beetroot and carrots

Here is the later beetroot we planted which was just weeded and thinned out.. the other rows watered are two rows of carrots and leeks .We are already pulling beetroot which we use in salads and make a delicious smoothie drink with in the morning which we have at breakfast.

more beets, onions, swedes and more beets we stager the sowing of the beets so they don’t all come at once..

Long veiw of crops

Long view of crops

Anther view

Red cabbage in the foreground and Sweet corn growing in the background

Purple cauliflower

Purple cauliflower

Now this is my pride and joy.. its only small at the moment you can see hubby’s thumb.. and we only have two.. We set the seeds but out of many they didn’t germinate ..

The broccoli too are doing great

Broccoli

Broccoli

Here is what we harvested yesterday 

Harvested for dinner and desert

Harvested for dinner and desert From Left to Right. Potatoes~ Loganberries~ Courgettes~ Rainbow Chard~ Dahlia’s and Sweet-peas

The flowers are doing well, except we have lots of black fly on the Dahlia’s

 

Dahlia

Dahlia

But I have had some lovely cut flowers, which was why I planted in the the allotments

But I have had some lovely cut flowers, which was why I planted in the the allotments

flowers

 

And here are the sweet peas

My sweet-peas in the allotments.. they are much stronger plants than in my garden they have produced lots of bunches of sweetpeas I have already picked

My sweet-peas in the allotments.. they are much stronger plants than in my garden they have produced lots of bunches of sweetpeas I have already picked

Picking Sweet-peas, The more you pick the more flowers that they produce

Picking Sweet-peas, The more you pick the more flowers that they produce

And arrange on the hearth

Flowers indoors

Flowers indoors

Next time I will be sharing my Home Garden blooms..

Enjoy your Summer. 

~Sue~