Friday, 10 August 2012

10 on the 10th......Loving my garden

This is my post for Shimelle's 10 on the 10th.......link up here to see more.
Mine tends to be a late Spring/early Summer garden......and starts to look a bit messy by August....but there's still lots in it that I'm loving.....especially the edibles.
We're having a good crop of sugarsnap peas. 
 We've just started harvesting the carrots.
 The mixed lettuce have leaves pulled off and eaten almost every day.
 The blueberries are just starting to ripen.
 I've never done very well with tomatoes......so I'm delighted to see some healthy,red ones.
 The corn are just beginning to develop.....hoping they'll be ready for BBQs
The climbing rose on the arbour is having an early second flush of flowers
The clematis is rambling all over the shed. 
 I would never have thought of planting yellow and pink together......but love the effect of the fuchsia with the self seeded marigolds and poppies that now pop up every year.
I'm particularly fond of this corner......and how lovely these plants look together......the hydrangeas and echinacea have flowered early this year......and the white buddlea is over 8 feet tall.
How's your garden growing?

23 comments:

Jane said...

your garden looks beautiful, I was just thinking mine looks a bit bedraggled at the moment, time to get the mower out I think!!

Jimjams said...

Your garden looks very healthy. I nearly did this for my 10 today - I think I planted later than you because our sweetcorn isn't so far along, but I've also got great lettuces and the carrots are nearly there.

Kathyk said...

Your garden is looking great, Jacky, you must be really looking after your plants well. Of course (as you would know) I'm loving your great purple clematis the bestest!!!

Have a great weekend

Kathyk

Cheri said...

I don't garden, so I'm very envious of your green thumb and all the wonder you have growing for you. I think if we had planted this year, everything would be dead by now - it's been so hot and dry.

Sian said...

How's my garden? Certainly not like this one! I'm a flower lover, but the vegetables are making my mouth water - I had to actually buy sugar snap peas this morning

Elizabeth said...

You have a wonderful garden! It's nice to see healthy growing plants. Our garden isn't doing so well this year with the multiple heat waves drying everything out. Then there are the many storms that flood the grounds. I'm afraid this year is a total loss with the exception of the wave petunias. Nothing stops them from growing!

Melissa said...

Wow, what a beautiful (& yummy) garden. With temperatures over 100 degrees for weeks now, nothing is growing here. It's all we can do to keep the grass green! LOL

furrypig said...

beautiful garden Jackie. Our veggies are pretty poor this year only got flowers on the tomatoes plants no fruit yet, the beans were a dissaster but the spuds are ok!

Angelfish said...

Certainly not as lovely as yours Jacky :o)
I miss our big garden now that we live in town with a pocket handkerchief!

Karen said...

We are no great gardeners in this house. Your veg look delicious.

alexa said...

Nowhere near as good as yours, alas! Love those echinacea ...

Lauren Hatwell said...

Sigh.... It's all looking lovely Jackie. Gardens are such great therapy aren't they. Lx

Alison said...

Your garden's looking good Jacky..I don't do vegetables, but I love my flowers..but am fighting the heat at the moment- my pots and borders dry out very quickly!
Alison xx

Alison said...

I did mean to say that your own garden looks great! xx

Amy said...

Ours is a disaster at the moment - it has suffered during the renovation, but I have plans and we will need to start soon!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Our sugar snap peas did not survive our extended vacation, but the tomatoes are doing okay. We have exactly one pumpkin left on the vine; not sure it will make it all the way to the fall.
Our best crop this year has been red onions.
This makes me want to go clean things up a bit this weekend.
Rinda

heart.hearth.home. said...

Such a wonderful garden. Just love the mouthwatering photographs of your vegetables. Nature at its best. At least all the rain we had has meant our gardens are really green this summer.

Jennifer Grace said...

Ooh, the vegetable photos are mouth watering, the sugarsnap peas look so tasty! x

Craftylou said...

Your garden is absolutely beautiful. I love the roses.

optimisticfascination said...

Oh gosh what a beautiful Garden you have! You will have to give me some tips!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Wow, Jacky, your garden is lovely. Oh how I would love to be there with you, sipping a drink and sharing a laugh or two...

CoventryAnn said...

Your garden looks fabulous, after all the heavy rain and then us being away for 3 weeks, ours is a disaster!

JulieJ said...

Your garden is doing well. I have totally neglected mine - maybe next year..........