Sunday, 8 July 2012

Rain has it's good points, what would we do without it.

Have you seen our garden lately ?

At this time of year it's not normally so overgrown, but I like it this way...

It's almost a mini rain forest.

It even has a palm tree, it's not a real palm but near enough. I grew this Torbay palm from seed (member of the cabbage family so I am told) and planted it when we first moved here.

It's hard to believe that when we moved into the cottage there wasn't a plant to be seen. The whole garden was planted with paving slabs and under that four inches of concrete, I think the last owners must have had a concrete fetish.

Amie and Mew are under the silver ball hanging from the apple tree.

We even have more apples than the ONE we had last year.

We've started to grow more and more vegetables in pots this year as our time in the veggie garden next door is soon going to come to an end, but that's fine, pots work. The tall plant right at the back are chips and not to be touched for a while. Please no one notice that there is a runner bean plant growing out of my hanging tomato basket on the wall. It was a mistake, but a happy one as it turned out as the bean plant is starting to climb along the wall.... great.

The other potato plants are in the veggie garden.

A full greenhouse with a pink bowl to catch the water from the open window. It gives some colour.

It's good to have a day off from the rain, and who knows, it just might be sunny and bright tomorrow too.
Rain and heat, moderation in both would be perfect.
Miss Mutt is over at CATFLAP CAVALIER, she is still in training for The  Dog Olympics.
Happy gardening. 


Old Kitty said...

Beautiful Freya!!! What a garden of Eden! What a transformation!! Glad you got rid of all that nasty concrete and turned this wonderful place into a paradise! Awwwww what a lovely resting place for angels Amie and Mew! And yes please to some summer sun!! Take care

Joanna said...

Lovely and lush. Looks like a nice place to get lost.

Caroline B said...

My garden is jungly too this year as you know - unfortunately, we also have a bumper crop of slugs and snails so I'm fighting a losing battle with my veg.

WoolenSails said...

Your gardens are so beautiful and I do love the lush green look on your patio, you do have a special way with plants and gardening.


Country Whispers said...

Your garden looks lovely.
Everything is so green and full.
Hope you get more sunny days.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Midgie-- look at what all that rain did for you- it made your garden beautiful!

Hopes Handcrafts said...

Your garden looks lovely!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Lovely! Enjoy! xxx

Christine said...

I love your little garden! Those apples are quite lovely.

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