This post is bought to you by the colour green…
… with a few pops of colour thrown in for good measure.
Sometime soon a great burst of yellow with a gorgeous sunflower, but for now it is pretty in its own right!
The dahlia has created a mountain of foliage, which makes a great backdrop to the cute pink pom pom dahlias.
Lettuce seedlings ready to be planted out to keep the supply going. So far so good with the succession planting for our summer salads.
The Yams are looking lush this season, I’ve never had a great harvest but there is always hope and there is always next season.
I think it might be a good year for crown pumpkins
The beans got off to a slow start but are picking up now. I think we might get a good harvest.
It hasn’t been the easiest season so far, however if I stop focusing on what is making it a struggle and look at the big picture. Or take a closer look at the things that aren’t considered superstars of the summer garden, yet are there every year and faultlessly do their thing. On reflection, I think, just maybe this might not be such a disastrous season as I was thinking it might be. It just got off to a rough start and there is every hope for a successful end. I think I just need to treat the temperamental superstars like the primadonnas they are and not let them overshadow hard working plants who keep their heads down and do their stuff.
The zucchini are doing well, but my Solar Flare yellow zucchini had their top snapped off in the wind, so I popped in new seed beside the broken plant.
The kohlrabi is almost ready to eat. I’ll have to find some new seeds off soon so we all have a regular supply.
In spite of everything (pest and disease potential) the tomatoes will produce something, phew!
The bee is about to help make yet more kamokamo from this abundant plant!
The sweetfcorn is lush and abundant and I have high hopes.
The peas are coming along nicely, although I’m not sure they will be ready for Christmas day. I should have started them off a week or two earlier than I did. Never mind.
So with the impending start of a whole new year, I’m going to say no to the gloom and doom and look forward to better days. Someone just needs to tell the weather – it is hot, but cloudy and muggy, not exactly ideal summer stuff… but it is what it is and I’m not cold wet or miserable!
The rescued basil is doing really well. I think I may need do whip up some pesto very soon. Yummo!
Come again soon – I think it may be time for a video tour.
Sarah the Gardener : o)