Not been doing a whole lot cos i’ve been ill and the weather has been crap, but it’s ok because the garden has been doing things all by itself. Here are a gazillion pics of all the things growing.

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cherry tree planted last autumn

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raspberries happy in their new bed

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Blackcurrants

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Globe artichokes

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Asparagus (and weeds!), most plants started from seed last year, plus 2 crowns planted this year

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Red onions and one elephant garlic

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Climbing (telephone) peas

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Rocket, carrots (just coming through) and radish

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2 of the blueberry bushes

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The one bit of the garden that actually looks pretty

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Crazy mixed leaves in the greenhouse. I need to eat more salad!

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Perennials to be planted out, weeds :( and a tomato plant…moneymaker i think

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Sunflowers

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Silver birch has nice leaves on, and the lawn needs mowing badly.

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Acer and dragon lily

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Strawberries, from runners taken from my parents last autumn, and 2 honeyberries at the front waiting to climb the arch

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We dug in some spent colonised straw and a bit of new straw into the soil in the greenhouse, and it worked! oyster mushrooms, yay!

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Kiwi plants

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more telephone peas, long overdue for planting out

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even more telephone peas, these are for the plot

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stocks and perennial cornflower

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‘trail of tears’ climbing french beans, and a few caulis hiding at the back

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Tomatoes (i think these are costoluto) and morning glory

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Dwarf french beans ‘saxa’ on the left, climbing beans ‘trail of tears’ centre and right

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Globe artichoke ‘green globe’ at the front, tomato ‘san marzano’ centre, 2 watermelons, 2 butternut squash and 1 aubergine at the back

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more telephone peas for the plot at the front, romanesco caulis in the middle, and one lonely morning glory at the back (the others are already in bigger pots)

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Giant pumpkin at the front, middle right is a tray of mixed squashes and 3 courgettes which haven’t germinated yet, back right is more romanesco caulis, left is asters and busy lizzies

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cucumbers! and in the prop are 2 types of cherry tomato, and aubergines

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french marigolds

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What I discovered behind the compost heap yesterday. Goddamn polly.

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All cleaned up!

staging
I wanted greenhouse staging but couldn’t afford it, so this is the results of an afternoon’s work and some old timber I’d collected, plus a pallet that I couldn’t dismantle, but gren did it for me.

I got bored of pics at this point, but I also have indoors/in the other greenhouse sweet peppers, 3 or 4 types of chilli, physalis, passionflowers, 2 more types of tomato, asparagus, basil, oregano, swede, turnip, purple sprouting broccoli and 2 types of sweetcorn. And probably more things I’ve forgotten.