Saturday, 25 July 2015

Yellow is the Colour (and Green is too)

This is a baby burpless cucumber. Did you know that looks like this up close? Freaky!
It's growing upward instead of down at the moment, but I'm sure gravity will put that right when it gets a bit bigger.

This is the amount of rain we had yesterday and last night - a long awaited and very welcome 30mm! It meant we only had to water in the greenhouse today and yesterday - although we did have to give some of the plants a boost with plant food so no escaping the watering can!
This is one of our pumpkins - it's getting big. Our nephew, James, is having a growing competition with us - this is to see whether he really does read my blog ;-)
And, this is what happens when you don't wait for your garlic to grow and plant another bulb! I've pulled it because the foliage had started getting rusty and there doesn't seem to be the need to grow any bigger bulbs!
I think there will be some available for the Open Day and Food Festival this year! 

The florence fennel which has been under fine mesh is looking happy and some are ready to eat.
Here are a few flower pictures - yellow is the colour of the moment, but the red runner bean flowers are on their way now too...
Rudbekia plant from our niece, Victoria, a couple of years ago
Marigolds make such a great show
Amazing pumpkin flower
And finally, if you're in the Hungerford area on 15th August - why not come and see our lovely site? We're making plans and hope the weather plays nice...
(Prepare yourself, this won't be the last time I mention this!)


  1. We are still waiting for our promised rain. It should arrive today but at the moment it is sunny and doesn't look very likely.

  2. What a lot of rain! Burp less cucumbers...what a funny name. I love your pumpkin flower.

    1. Jamie will be the test if the cucumbers are true to their name ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


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