I haven’t been able to post for a bit as I had no computer for a week and…
I also had an N-stride shot into the knee joint (OMG – I’ve had many needles over the years, but this one was a doozie) and thus am on light duties (I’ve got 6 days to go). In addition, I’ve apparently left my reading glasses in the city so I’m flying a bit blind here! Anyway, my six are as follows:
Our berry house is busting out all over and I just hope I have the freezer space.
We have raspberries, strawberries, loganberries, boysenberries, thornless blackberries, silvanberries and blueberries. A feast if my little 2 year old grandson doesn’t get to them first. He loves his storstabbies – who knew strawberries had such a name?
My husband carted a tonne of luscious veggie soil mix into the veg garden ready for summer veg last week.
And in Number three, he started planting today with my limited help. More next week after we’ve been back to the nursery. So far, peas, butterbeans, baby carrots, zucchinis (yellow and green) sunflowers, marigolds, lettuces, basil, microgreens, Italian parsley. Yet to go in are Asian greens, tomatoes and snowpeas, and French beans. Then it’s just a question of adding more of the same as needed.
Number Four – our potatoes are in potato bags, which has freed up much of the veggie garden for us.
Our herb garden has become a bee paradise.
And finally some pretties to finish up, just because… One gorgeous clematis (not sure what its name is).
And white Agastache (I think) which gave me a lovely surprise when I was watering.
If , like me, you want to travel the virtual horticultural globe – pop over to our CEO, Mr. Prop and enjoy…
What’s doozie? Difficult or easy? So glad you’ve got your computer again, a chara. And that you’ve got husband to do the heavy work while you type away! The clematis is gorgeous!
Have a restful week.
I spelled it wrongly – it’s a doozy. “noun: doozy – something outstanding or unique of its kind.” In the case of this needle, it goes under the kneecap under ultrasound and deep into the joint with protein that is separated from one’s own blood. Supposed to be a pain treatment for up to 4 years, slowing the arthritic deterioration right down. It’s stem cell therapy for arthritis.
Yes, without my husband, our gardens would be nothing. He’s strong and has a very good eye for line and form so we’re gardeners together.
I’m obviously getting old, Prue, as my eye was not taken by the shapely leg in the first photograph but by the open window. It took me a moment to place you and where you are.
Best wishes with the recovery and happy gardening.
Hi Paddy. The knee pic was taken in town where we have a little townhouse and tiny garden we call the Matchbox for our old age when we have to be close to medical support. The rest of the pics were taken at our big garden, our main place of residence on the coast. And how very kind to say ‘shapely leg’. If only you knew! 😉
Oh dear, that sounds painful! Hope you are feeling much better soon. My mouth is watering at the thought of all those wonderful fruit and veg. And lastly, I think your agastache is an astilbe. Beautiful, whatever the name.
Astilbe!!!!! That’s it! I knew it began with an A. Thank you Gill. I find it hard to remember all the names and need to start a notebook. I’ve been saying that to myself for 5 years! As to the fruit and veg – my mouth’s watering too. I absolutely fill the freezer and pantry shelves to overflowing with goodies from the garden. Cheers.
Good luck with your knee, I already know this (at some point….) You nevertheless managed to show us photos of your garden which is very clean and which gives us the desire for spring and summer.
It’s getting better every day, Fred. The knee that is… 😉
I hope you are more mobile soon and the leg is less painful. Your vegetable plot is so tidy and the plants so healthy. Do you get plagued with slugs or blackfly or pigeons or cabbage white butterflies or mice? Apart from the Rainbow Chard, the yield from my raised bed has been disappointing due to the variety of pests! Lovely Six-on-Saturday, full of anticipation.
Morning, Granny. Husband is meticulous in the veggie garden and we both do get off a bit on straight rows. He is more careful than me – I eyeball a row, he actually uses the long handle of his rake to give him a line. And yes, we do get pests – white cabbage butterflies and the snails/slugs and I due use snailkiller sometimes if I get peeved. But by and large we still get enough perfect veg to feed our 3 families. We get nematodes where whole rows of seeds will vanish. This year we will dig in the marigolds at the end of the season as they are supposed to clean up nematodes. Our worst pests though are the starlings/blackbirds which is why every seed row has a layer of wire on it until the seeds have sprouted and are viable.
It’s true about anticipation – but then we could describe a whole garden as an exercise in anticipation, couldn’t we? Cheers and have a lovely weekend.
Both gardens looking lovely ours is settling down for the winter, although most of the leaves on the tress are off we still have a fair bit of colour, my fushia’s have been wonderful this year, and we were chopping back the blackberries yesterday and saw a daffodil popping up its head by about 3″, its been prettywet here the last month. Hoping the knee settles down and pain is vastly reduced, just take it easy when you do get going again 🙂
Hi Libby. Knowing you and Jeff, I imagine the garden is being neatly tucked up for your winter. Isn’t it wonderful when the bulbs pop up? It never fails to hearten and offer hope, I think. Hubbie says I did too much yesterday but the pedometer only said 7000 for the whole day and consider the dog was walked, I think that’s okay. That and the fact that I slept with no pain at all – none! First time for months. Gorgeous. But am resting the knee today. Husband’s mowing the 1/2 acre of lawns, poor man.
Good luck with the knee. Veg plot looking very promising. Good idea re the potatoes in bags as they do take up a lot of room. I think I will do that too when our spring comes.
Hi Seb. Our veggie garden is so prolific each year. We eat so well through summer and autumn and of course, there’s all the frozen veg and fruit, jams, sauces and chutneys as well. Over 30 years of trial and error in the veggie garden, we’ve worked out what is best and we now just plug on with those things each year. Eggplants were new to the garden two years ago and were prolific and so they’ll go in at the same time as the tomatoes. But we don’t bother with chillies and garlic etc. A garden over the other side of the bay grows beautiful garlic and onions and so we buy theirs and I can’t abide chillies. Asparagus doesn’t like our soil and pumpkins take up too much room. The garden serves us well.
Glad your knee is on the mend.