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Hallo gardeners! hope all in your garden is lovely..and coming up roses(But then,I would say that!) my garden is really lovely this year,thriving and lush,no doubt due to the massive rain we are having,and then in between tropical temps..my roses are glorious this year,better than ever (I say that every year apparently!)....and the many plants that I have grown from seeds this spring are planted out and really looking good...slugs have stopped ambling up my sunflowers...and earing the leaves, probably due to the fact that most of them are in a better world now..however,Himself is no help there,he is terribly squeamish like that and has refused to step on any he sees..he prefers to lob them into the park,no doubt they all return in a few days, having had a lovely walk! I am a nasty piece of work and stomp with abandon, and find the crunching sound very satifying!
so..everything growing to amazing heights and burgening (sp?) madly....sadly, the grass is greener than green and in between I am cutting like a mad thing..but...it fills the compot bin, and that is good,and the worms are happy..
tell us what is good and bad in your little corner of the world..and make me jealous!
oh,shall send rain to anyone who wants it in return for sunshine!
I have seeds sprouted! My Spring was a little crazy, I had bought some seeds early on but never started them so last week I decided....why not! Worse case scenario, they don't grow. Best case...I have some nice plants!
Well I peeked yesterday and they're sprouting!!! Yay!!!
Moon flowers, morning glories, basil and impatiens! Now if I can keep them alive - that will be the kicker!
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Good Morning! The gardners woes are in my area. The first couple weeks in July are the make it or break it in gardening. With high temperatures and humidity, you can watch plants litterly dry up over night. They are baked in the heat of the day and lack of rain. Over the weekend was the first we seen rain in a long time. Most of the gardens look awful. Some are still waiting to see what will prevail. I am thankful for a few items I keep getting from the gardens, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, and peppers. I need to check the few beans that came up after many being planted. I need to see if the rain rusted the beans that were starting to hang off the vine, for they needed a little more time to grow. Tomatoes are riping way to early. The harsh weather is showing the evedience of dry rott. I need to epsom salt the peppers again. The one spring bed needs a major ripping apart. It had volunteer sunflowers that came up way to early and bloom and be done already. Many of the spring produce has went to seed with the heat wave. If someone wants weeds I can give you truck loads. I weeded some last week and took two wheelbarrel loads to the compost pile. But I know there is a least 7 more loads that could easily be made with what I can visiualize. Who knows how much would really come out of the gardens if I started majorily weeding again. This heat of high 90's though will be keeping this gardener inside. If I could properly post pictures, I could share some garden flower beauties that did bloom. But the heat wave did lots of the periannuals in this year. I was thinking even the other day of how many I didn't even see bloom this year. I am thankful for the ones that did bloom this year though. Happy Gardening Everyone! May your back not ache,and your knees stay dirty... besides the evedience in the roughness of your hands getting dirty in the dirt. Because there is nothing like playing in the dirt! And reaping the bounties of the garden of what God will provide in growth and beauty.
The heat is on and I am in the house for the rest of the day. It rained last night so I am spared the chore of watering
Whereas I wilt in the heat, the veggies love it. I am picking beans, zucchinis and yellow summer squash.
My Norlands have died back, too early, so I am yanking them out a few at a time and collecting wonderful smallish red potatoes.
I pan fry the lot in a little olive oil and garlic and a sprinkling of parsley - absolutely delicious - Jamie Oliver would approve. When the veggies are that fresh, they have so much flavour they do not need additional herbs or spices. Reminds me that it is soooo worth the effort to plant a little veggie patch.
The flower garden is badly abused by a doe, just the one, bright red she is and quite fat. I see her mornings waggling her ears at me as if to say thank you. If she could read my mind she would not be so "friendly" as I see stew and sausages. She has eaten to the ground my hostas, black-eyed-susans, phlox and lillies. The latter three should be blooming now. She is not deterred by any Liquid Fence type products. Only traditional fencing and netting keeps her at bay. As my garden is widespread, this is not practical. However I do have my veggie patch and blueberry bushes behind fencing. As for the rest of the garden, this fall I shall change the flower beds over to plants that will give her indigestion. The internet is a great help in this as I apparently am not the only one preyed upon by deer.
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