With a keen vegetable grower in the household it's not surprising that my husband received gardening related presents yesterday on Father's Day. Last week continued to be a busy time as he tended his growing plants. As well as those around the home, there are many others at the vegetable/fruit plot to attend to where there are beans, cucumbers, root vegetables, salad leaves, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, potatoes, rhubarb, strawberries etc.
Although we had some heavy downpours of rain at the end of last week, watering still continues and plants that have been nurtured at home are planted out in the plot at the bottom of our daughter's garden.
Back at home more tomatoes are doing well and there are boxes of peas and beans in different corners of the small garden. There's developing fruit on the pear tree for the second year. With the flowering of a few lupins and pelargoniums some of the raised borders are looking colourful and colour co- ordinated (some of the combinations by accident rather than design)!