Through the Garden Gate August 2017
This month it feels as if we have had more rain than sunshine.
At least the plants have enjoyed the conditions and continue to grow and flower.
|Sweet peas and osteospermum|
This year the sweet peas have been magnificent they have been flowering continually since June and I have picked so many bunches. The stalks have even stayed long, I used the same packet of seeds as last year too, with much better results.
|Irish Spring Rudbeckia|
My dear daughter always buys me plants for my birthday or Mother's Day. This year her theme was yellow and they have added a golden touch to the garden!
Playing with the camera I noticed the details of this lacecap hydrangea isn't it beautiful?
Our two apple trees are full of fruit. I helped pick Discovery apples from the tree in the Community Orchard and it has been wonderful to enjoy eating the first of the English apples that are now appearing in our greengrocers.
Our grapes are beginning to change colour, you can notice the changes on a daily basis and we are now experiencing a runner bean glut. We have been enjoying a runner bean curry which was recommended by our son, it was surprisingly good!
Finally I'll finish with the usual views of the garden, what are the favourite things in your garden this month?
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