17 Jun 2013

Gardening in June (UK)

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)!


  1. happy anniversary... enjoy your day and week. i love those collages of flowers, so beautiful and a lovely garden you have.

  2. Have a lovely anniversary - and look forward to seeing some photos of the well dressing, particularly Tideswell which I remember so well from my childhood.

  3. Happy Anniversary, I hope the weather stays fine for you. All's looking well at the allotment, it won't be long now until the harvests start coming in.

  4. Your garden looks awesome, Linda! I adore your lupines. Beautiful!!!

  5. un très beau jardin
    j'ai toujours eu beaucoup de mal à faire pousser des "Lupins "
    alors que je les adore
    ceux ci sont d'une taille surprenante
    bon repos et bonne fin de journée
    edith (iris) France

  6. That's looking like a very productive plot!
    Have a great day on your anniversary.

  7. Happy Anniversary to you both Linda, wonderful photos of all the gardening activity. Enjoy your trip to those villages.

    An English Girl Rambles

  8. Best wishes for your anniversay. Jx

  9. Dear Linda,

    Your garden is wonderful and how lucky to have all the delicious vegetables growing there.
    the purple lupins make such a gorgeous show, so pretty and you and your husband must have green thumbs.
    Happy Anniversary and best wishes

  10. Hello Linda,Your gardens looks wonderful. I am sure you will harvest plenty for it this year. Your Lupines are truly beautiful.. Happy Anniversary to you and your DH. I wish you a very Wonderful day. Hugs judy

  11. Everything in your garden is looking lovely. All of a sudden our lupins have flowered too and we have a few sweet peas and the first roses. I do hope you have a lovely day out on your anniversary:)

  12. Your garden is just lovely! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.