Friday, 27 May 2011

First two tomatoes!

Went down to the greenhouse full of anticipation this morning. Yesterday one of the tomato flowers had started wilting... yay...

And when I got there, there were not one, but TWO wilted flowers. :D However, they were still attached :( Booo!

So, unable to wait... he he he... I gently tugged them off, only to reveal... two TINY TINY TINY cherry tomato babies. Here's a pickie of one of them and a few pics of the rest of the greenhouse.

Ok, so it's not exactly HUGE, but still...
May I proudly present... this year's first tomato!!

This one, which just said yellow cherry tomatoes on the packet,
has an incredible number of buds on each bunch.
Adorable bell flowers... and they're reaaally hairy too...

Greenhouse pickie. Toms on the left, chillies on the right.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Lots growing in the kitchen garden

Finally!! Lots of activity in the kitchen garden:

Spinach, which we've already started eating in salads.

Lots of early carrots, guarded by lots of red onions.

Red onions and garlic.

Teeny tiny turnips.

The remaining radishes - we've already eaten lots of thinnings.

Early potatoes - left over supermarket potatoes.

Baby lettuce - the lettuces haven't done at all well this year :(

Woohoo! We ate these last night wrapped in Parma ham :)

Parsley & rocket.

Broccoli. I've also sown two rows of radishes in the middle
and mixed lettuces & stir fry veg round the edge of the bed.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Pretty flowers

I've been really busy, both at work and in the garden so I haven't had time to transfer photos over to the computer until now. Here are a few pickies of this year's GORGEOUSNESS to date.

Super Parrot tulips

Super Parrot tulips

Mount Tacoma tulips

Our new breakfast spot, kindly donated by the in-laws

The magnolia was glorious this year - until last night's
cold spell (SNOW!!) put an end to that :(

Carpets of wood anemones

Lily of the valley

Lily of the valley behind the gazebo