Summer weather is coming back this weekend. ☀️ Wish you all a lovely weekend with my favorite summer post from the Hydrangea garden. #whiteflowers#hydrangea
9,48623221 September, 2019
WOWZA! Another great post from @urbanveggiepatch - Carrots anyone? 🥕 This afternoon we harvested a few of our Manpukuji Carrots and by harvest I mean excavate our raised bed to get them out (see my story for the details 😂). After an absolute mission harvesting them, the longest one came in at 67cm! My beds are only 45cm so they put in a solid effort making their way into the ground 😂🌿 Edit to answer common questions: Manpukuji are an heirloom variety of giant carrot from Japan and they taste just like a regular carrot.
We have been harvesting them for a little while now and I’d probably harvest them when they are young if you like your carrots very sweet but these ones still taste great 👌🏼
📷 credit @urbanveggiepatch
I’ll confess after I took this photo and put all this food away, I texted my husband to meet us for happy hour at our local brewhouse. The overwhelm is intense at the moment, not only in the abundance but also the work. Being in a prolonged wet cycle, finding decent working conditions has been rather tricky lately. Let’s celebrate what I’ve managed to amass here, because it’s pretty amazing. Besides the usual summer suspects (sorry green beans, I forgot to include you here), we’ve got our first few aji amarillo peppers, a darling orange pepper that I’ll use to make aji amarillo paste; these seeds were a gift from @gardening_kristi (thank you again!) that I sowed the third week in January. Given they are the last pepper to mature, the tastiness of the paste will determine its fate in our future garden. Our belstar broccoli, transplanted in late May, continues to send out modest side shoots while we await the budding florets of our fall planting to mature. I’ve started harvesting our winter squash, the kabocha and a pie pumpkin first, the butternuts will be harvested soon. We are swimming in red cabbage both in the fridge and the garden, and I am beginning to think we grow too much of it; I may resort to making some into kraut this weekend, as our root cellar isn’t cool enough yet to store cabbages. Our snap peas are back, in perfectly modest, garden snacking quantities. The cucamelons continue to misbehave, producing more than we can consume; there are at least double that amount left on the vine, ones I didn’t catch in time that will be added to the compost. The ornamental Japonica striped maize is just about ready to be harvested, though I’m still just taking a few here and there. I grew it for its ornamental beauty and I’ve no idea how we might use it culinarily. I did an exploratory harvest of some of our fall roots, seen in the bottom of this photo, pulling two radishes: new-to-us bravo daikon (purple) and one of our favorites, watermelon (beauty heart) radish and I’m delighted with how healthy they look. Now, to hang in the kitchen with all this glorious produce or tackle the growing garden punch list, which includes weeding every single garden bed?
1,3995720 September, 2019
#unfiltered No unsightly colour here- 'Green natural forms' was the brief for this Sussex English country garden.
It took 10+ years to get to this but we think the natural look has been accomplished now.
Euromymous and Acer used to frame this doorway with careful pruning to maintain a natural effect-no shears here!
Nära frost inatt, men dahlior och slingerkrasse visar att det höll sig kring någon plusgrad ändå. De ser fräscha ut. Väldigt vackert ljus ute. Kanske startar med en springrunda idag. Sen ska jag hem till @wagerths_tradgardsdesign och dela kontor med henne - för att det är kul och trevligt 👍😊
Close to freezing point last night, the dahlias and tropaeolum looks fresh. Beautiful light this morning!
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Meet the newest addition to our home - Mr. Dot Ribbit 😍
The kids were divided between naming him Mr. Hopper and Mr. Dot Ribbit but the latter won, so here we are. 🐸
Ich bin in letzter Zeit öfter gefragt worden, ob ich Dahlien mit anderen Pflanzen mische im Beet. Definitiv ja! Ich finde die großen Blüten brauchen filigrane, leichte Gegenspieler wie Kosmeen, Ziertabak oder Dill. Es funktioniert wunderbar und das Beet bekommt genau den Touch an Wildheit, den ich suche...
When I glimpse such beautiful things I am almost tempted to paint figurative things of the real world again. But nah! Nature does such a sublime job already, I will use the inspiration though.
Happy Monday friends x
#happymonday ❥ .. wow - was war das für eine wahnsinnige Woche und ein tolles Wochenende! Wir sind ein ganzes Stück weiter gekommen im Garten und es harmoniert einfach alles so toll.. jahrelang Gedanken gemacht und jetzt alles live zu sehen - das ist ein wundervolles Gefühl!! 💕
Habt einen tollen Start in die neue Woche - ich bin gespannt was sie bringen wird! ❥
This year we have kept the bees in mind. Our zucchini and cucumbers were lack lustre last summer and there was a worrying low bee count in our backyard. In fact there were so many dead bees around each day we wonder if perhaps there had been some local pesticide spraying that affected the bees!? This year though we are planting various flowers, sunflowers and a heap of bee attracting flowering herbs in amongst our vege gardens to encourage a lot of bee activity, which also means better crops for us! Win win!
We decided to leave last years capsicum plants in the garden over winter, and it’s safe to say it paid off. After giving them a hard cut back, they are pumping out lots of luscious new growth, so here’s hoping for a bumper crop of homegrown capsicum to enjoy this summer!
The first time I video myself while working. It's weird. Anyways, here's me doing my own lawn haha. Yeah, it was in a disgraceful state, I hadn't mown it for ages because there were daisy weeds everywhere and I think they look pretty (prettier than grass). And the cockatoos like to eat them.
First time wearing my new clothes too, incl a top with my logo on wooow. Also the first time I bought a work shorts. I wasnt too sure when I bought it, but I approve now, it's comfy and handy.
The gorgeous autumn foliage of the Oakleaf Hydrangea / Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ice Crystal'. She'll grow to about 1.5m tall, likes full sun or part shade and has long white conical flowers from summer to autumn. So named due to her oak leaf shaped leaves: quercus = oak. 💚
Monday September 23 2019. God morning, I'm back. Back in my garden and back at IG, have not entirely been out of the garden, but must admit, have had focus else where during summer and early autumn . . . Well, it is good to be back and I will catch up, wasn't really totaly away from IG, payed a visit every now and then. Hope all of you Insta friends had a really good and relaxing summer.
Yesterday morning I had a fabulous time, me&my camera and the most beautiful spider web I every seen in my garden.