21 Aug 2014

The garden mid July to mid August



We planted the apple tree in the lawn after letting it rest in a pot over the Summer.  There are vines climbing up an old washing line post, a couple of plum and peach saplings, an orange tree and, of course the fig tree.

There are not so many pears this year as last year, but plenty of French beans coming on.

We had a few basketfuls of peas and broad beans.  Now we're harvesting French beans.


The pots of lavender and pink pelargoniums are still looking good.

A new climbing rose has now been planted by the other old washing line post.  The yellow rose (Arthur Bell) was grown from a cutting off the original.

Climbing rose 'White Star'

black/purple figs
Cucumbers and plum tomatoes by the kitchen door. Different varieties of tomatoes have been grown in the covered way, the veg. plot and in the flower borders!  End-of-season garden centre sale dahlias and standard rose with small pink flowers (bought for the bargain price garden containers). I also bought some more Welsh slate pieces for the sitting out area under the fig tree. 


26 comments:

  1. It's all looking wonderful. I've been growing my two little apple trees in containers but I think I'm going to plant them out in the garden. I love the White Star rose, that's a beauty.

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    1. When we bought the apple tree (Red Falstaff M27) in June we were told to leave it in a pot until August because it had not long been repotted at the nursery. We shall have to watch that it doesn't grow too big. (We haven't got a wall to train the branches flat). I love the white rose because it looks like a true York rose.

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  2. Your garden is so beautiful Linda!!! Everything looks so pretty and healthy and lovely. xx

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    1. Thank you Amy. Mr Gardener loves growing his vegetables as you can see!

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  3. Those purple figs look delicious. I almost don't know how to explain in English but your garden does not only look beautiful but also 'gezellig' which means cozy or comfortable.

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    1. The figs are delicious. We've been enjoying them just as they are or with honey and yoghurt.

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  4. I tried to pick that cucumber and also that beautiful climbing rose.. such a lovely garden. the collage is my favorite today and that is rare since I usually like the big photos better. each and every block of the collage is beautiful

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    1. Having the cucumbers, tomatoes and herbs (basil and parsley) growing near the kitchen door means I've got instant salad ingredients at this time of the year.

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  5. You have a lovely garden Linda, so many flowers to enjoy and it must feel very rewarding eating those delicious things you have grown. I also really like that tall privet hedge.

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    1. Thank you Denise. The Summer months are a rewarding time for home grown fruit and vegetables.

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  6. Your garden is gorgeous. We can't have a vegetable garden at our house because of the Property Owner's Association bylaws. Your garden must be as delicious as it is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you George. Your own garden is beautiful as it's full of seasonal flowers. It's a shame you can't grow fruit and vegetables, but you've got the most perfect roses and lilies I've ever seen.

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  7. What a lovely garden you have! I have Rose Arthur Bell as well, It the most wonderful fragrance doesn't it, and the blooms are so pretty.

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    1. My husband chose the Arthur Bell rose as an anniversary gift one year and it gives a lot of pleasure. I like the way it turns from yellow to a pale cream when fully open.

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  8. Beautiful garden Linda. It must give you a lot of pleasure x

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    1. It's a small garden, but we're now beginning to get it as we want it.

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  9. Wow--your yard ---and all of the beautiful flowers and veggies are truly TERRIFIC..... Love your header also... You know how much I love the Water Lilies---and this year ended up being some of the best one and most unique ones we had ever seen. I love going to Biltmore in August JUST to see this.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. I'm thankful that we have some space to grow vegetables as well as flowers. I'm always thinking about how to add more variety when it comes to planning what to plant each season. We haven't had the opportunity to visit country houses and gardens this Summer. I can understand why you enjoy visiting Biltmore as the Italian water garden looks very beautiful in your latest blog post.

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  10. Your garden is looking so green and lush, Linda and what super produce you have had from it. I love your white roses and lavender - two of my favourites - and those figs look great too:)

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    1. Thank you Rosie. The end of the Summer season is a good one. We've been able to stay at home most of the Summer which has been a good thing for tending the garden.

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  11. What a bounty of produce and beautiful flowers! Everything looks so lovely in your gardens -- thanks for sharing, Linda. -Beth

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    1. Thank you Beth. Seeing other flower gardens such as your own gives me new ideas for our garden. I especially like your 'rainbow border'.

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  12. A beautiful garden and some great produce, especially the figs.

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    1. Thank you Barbara. Our gardens give us so much pleasure don't they? You have many lovely roses in yours.

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  13. Everything looks lovely, I am most impressed by your figs though, I have a fig tree I planted last autumn, I really am hoping for figs next year. The toms look so tasty, I felt like plucking one and having it with a little salt. You will have yourself an orchard soon! Those roses are lovely, I shall look forward to seeing the climbing one growing.xxx

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    1. Looking forward to future developments in a garden is part of the pleasure isn't it? I'm sure you'll be enjoying figs once the tree has become established, Dina.

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