Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Beans, apples, water lilies in the sunshine

Here is the unit from the shed we just need some new kickboard now - its Wednesday tomorrow so Alan will go with his 'pensioners' card and a list and get 10% discount!!
Because I am not normally home during day this is the first time I have seen the one of the water lilies out in bloom - havent caught it very well but you can see one of the fishes head out of the water!

This is Alan watering our beans and sweet peas. We also have spring onions and lettuce growing there. With leeks just along to the left. I was munching the first dwarf beans last night - they were lovely. I went to get the dozen blueberries I have grown to top the fruit salad last night and everyone had been eaten by the birds! Needless to say they now have netting over them.

These are the dwarf broad beans they are ready to eat now but the ordinary ones are not full yet.

This is the decking - obviously - we think it has been built too high?? What do you think - we thought we might chop a bit off the spindles and put it all back again!

This is my apple tree - our neighbour said they are lovely - I can't wait. We have planted carrots, onions and beetroot at the bottom of the garden and they are all coming through. Our other garden was different levels but this flat and I can see more of it going over to produce to be quite honest we were late getting going this year but potatoes are definately going in at the end of the year.
Well this has been a more cheerful post than of late - we are having a break from the house for a while after the back lounge is done - fund recovery is necessary and energy levels are low. We need to sit back soon and enjoy the fruits (and veg!!) of our labours.


funkymonkey said...

Decking looks good to me. I think you were really lucky to find such such a fireplace in good condition. Enjoy it.

Country Cottage Chic said...

It all looks so good! I have almost got a ripe tomato - the first of many I hope!

Summer by the sea said...

Your garden looks lovely - how nice to grow your own fruit and veg - I imagine it can get quite addictive! - Just hope the weather warms up so you can enjoy your garden more - Natalie x

Ragged Roses said...

Your garden looks and sounds wonderful, how lovely to be able to grow so many veg - they taste so much better. Our apples are doing well this year too. thanks for your recent comments, and, yes I remember Cracker Barrel too!

Denise said...

A sit down is just what you need!
Great to reflect and the photographs will really help you appreciate all the hard work!

MarmaladeRose said...

Your garden is looking lovely, I'm really jealous! We've not much more than an oil tank and a couple of veg beds in ours at the moment!
Your spindles look ok to me.

Rosie said...

Your garden looks lovely, the decking looks great and your pond looks very healthy - glad to see you have a water lily in flower - ours haven't flowered for a couple of years now. Now you need some warm summer evenings to sit out and enjoy your garden.

Katherines Dream said...

It is all coming along really nicely, the garden looks great and the decked area. I do like your fireplace, looking forward to seeing the room finished...I bet you are too!

Cowboys & Custard said...

I am most envious of your immaculate garden.. not a weed in sight.. unlike my jungle.
I actually like the high decking and balustrade.. I think it looks like a cosy outdoors room..


Sal said...

It all looks lovely!
The decking looks great and I love your pond;-)

LOUISE said...

I hope you are enjoying your lovely garden and have had some more sunshine of late. I would think you are in need of a rest, what with all the house renovation you have both been doing. x

This Vintage Life... said...

All your veg looks wonderful....I've got a very bare patch this year, just haven't had the time. Suffice to say we'll be mucnching on tomatoes, courgettes and carrots 'till the cows come home!
And oh! That fireplace. I had one very similar in my last house (1930's too) I was so sad to leave it behind. I can't wait to see what you do with the room
Deb x

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Wow, what a beautiful garden you have!
And growing your own fruit and veg...
What a lovely treat!
Kisses Kisses

Vintage to Victorian said...

What a productive garden in your first year. A few inches off the height of the decking rail might be a good idea - depends how keen you are to add to the list of jobs!

Those applies look yummy.

Katherines Dream said...

Please do try and come and do B&B. It would be lovely to see you there.
Go on...make it a pre Christmas treat!
Carol xx

This Vintage Life... said...

Hi Catherine,
There's an award waiting for you over at my blog!
Deb x