Friday, 13 July 2018


We have enough rain this summer and everything in the garden simply thrives. In July, the flower borders are at their peak. 

Leucanthemum, Echinacea, Kniphofia, Hemerocallis, and ornamental grasses in the hot border.

Just take a look at the climbing French bean 'Blau Hilde' in the back! They are two metres high. I am looking forward to picking them up.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018


'Ed Murray'

'Siloam Show Girl'

'Olive Baily Langdon'


Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Harvesting Peas

This year's pea crop is exceptionally good. I always sow the 'American Wonder' variety. Its vines are supposed to be around 50 cm long. Somehow, it always grows bigger than that, and I use to make the support of twigs.

I got about 5 kg peas from the 1.5 x 2 m vegetable bed. I usually pack them into plastic boxes and freeze for winter. 

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Garden in June

It must be a good combination of the weather conditions, my work, well fertilized and mulched soil that makes my garden so plentiful and abundant. I must say, I haven't noticed any pests or diseases so far. Maybe a few slugs here and there, but that's nothing in comparison to some other gardens where they ate all up.

Everything grows well, here are the Oregano, Thyme, and Lemon Balm in the centre of my vegetable garden. 

The French bean 'Blauhilde' grows happily together with the pot marigolds.  

The red currant soon will be ready for picking. I have six bushes, and it will be plenty of berries to make the jelly. 

Friday, 1 June 2018

Vegetable Garden

Yesterday morning I made a new vegetable bed which is not on my plot, but behind the fence. This part of the land belongs to the town, but it is not used for any purpose. It is secluded and away from the view of people being divided from the town park by the green fence of Forsythias. I keep it clear from the weeds anyway. Last year I decided to make some beds and plant the vegetables on that part of the land too.

In my regular vegetable garden, some five days ago I planted the tomatoes grown from seeds. The courgettes are sown directly on site. I use the edges of the beds to sow the salads for further transplanting. 

The pea plants are tall again though they are supposed to be low growing variety 'Wonder of America'. I always put some branches into the soil that serve as the support.

The French bean 'Blau Hilde' is growing nicely. I made the sturdy support in the Spring to keep the lush growing plants in the place. One I am looking forward to dark purple pods of this heirloom variety.

The beetroots 'Cylindra' and 'Boltardy' are looking good.