Published 24 photos on my Flickr account πŸ“· 🏷️ garden

Gardening Diary 🌱 β€” πŸ“… 22nd July 2021

Some garden flora:

Garden

Garden Meadow!

Common Poppy

Common Poppy

Common Poppy

Corn Marigold

Corn Marigold

Common Cat's-ear

Common Cat’s-ear

Ragwort

Ragwort

Orange Hawkweed

Orange Hawkweed

Orange Hawkweed

_Common Spotted Orchid_

Common Spotted Orchid

Cabbage White on Horseradish

Cabbage White on Horseradish

Marsh Thistle

Marsh Thistle

Common Lavender

Common Lavender

Nasturtium

Nasturtium

Gunnera

Gunnera

Gunnera

Kale

Kale

Oregano

Oregano

Oregano

Cucumber

Cucumber

Cucumber

Chilli

Chilli

Rocket

Rocket

Just created somewhere to sit. 🌱

Gardening Diary 🌱 β€” πŸ“… 23rd April 2021

In July 2011 my father-in-law built a treehouse for our children.

Treehouse

(Apologies for the quality of the photo - it was taken with an old Blackberry 9300 mobile phone)

Now, nearly 10 years later, the children have long outgrown such things. Having a shed up in a tree wasn’t too practical or convenient so (finally!) over the last couple of days I have dismantled, relocated and reconstructed it.

Shed in garden

Shed in garden

It took me considerably longer to dismantle and get down from the tree than it did to rebuild.

The shed is still in fairly good condition but the next job is to paint it with a wood preserver. I also need to take advantage of the good weather over the next couple of days to build a roof where the shed used to be - we use the area that was underneath the treehouse for storing, drying and seasoning logs.

Sum total of our April snow so far ❄️

Dusting of April snow in garden

Gardening Diary 🌱 β€” πŸ“… 24th February 2021 β€” Three wasabi plants I planted in May last year have exploded into activity. Wasn’t expecting such vigorous growth and flowering so early in the year, especially after/during some very cold and wet weather.

Wasabi plants

Wasabi plant

Wasabi plant flower

Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 26: Relentless β€” Yesterday the wind was relentless here. Some plants have suffered. 🌱 πŸ“·

Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 20: Change β€” Just noticed that this roughly circular ring of mushrooms has suddenly emerged in our garden πŸŒ±πŸ“·

Ring of mushrooms

Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 12: Sound β€” Garden chimes πŸ“·

Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 9: Black and White β€” Nasturtium πŸ“·

Vegetables: Riverford Organic Farmers 🌱

Using my submission to this week’s Flickr FlickrFriday theme #Vegetables in praise of Riverford Organic Farmers. Photo is of our vegetable box delivered at 6:30am this morning, as it is every Monday. We’ve been Riverford customers for over 10 years but their deliveries during the current COVID-19 lockdown have been invaluable. They have maintained high quality service and continued to provide excellent produce throughout this period.

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Garden plant identification. Does anyone know what these purple flowers are? 🌱

Rosa canina, commonly known as the dog rose. 🌱

Gardening Diary 🌱 β€” πŸ“… 25th May 2020

After years of neglect we’ve been trying to improve and actually make use of the area of garden behind our house.

Overview

I should really have taken some ‘before’ photographs but here are a few details in pictures of progress so far.

Sunterrace

Sun terrace πŸ˜€

Oregano

Oregano bed and compost bin

Thyme

Thyme planted in a rusty wheelbarrow!

Raisedbeds

Small raised beds cleared and dug over ready for planting

Seeds

Greenhouse, which still definitely needs some repair, semi-tidied and an attempt at seed germination started - including basil, coriander, dill, rosemary, sage and tarragon

Mint1

Mint2

Rampant mint alongside the greenhouse

Chivesbay

Chives and bay in two of the raised beds

Garage

Garage newly painted and starting to get some decoration

Buttercups

Buttercups flourishing alongside the garage

Meanwhile, for some rest and relaxation time, at the front of the house the weather has now been good enough to string up the hammock.

Hammock

This week’s Flickr Friday theme of Childhood Memories gave me the opportunity to do this. Luckily nobody saw me playing with Action Man in the garden. 😳

Sunny spring day in the garden, if a little breezy.

February Photoblogging Challenge Day 9: Lull - Need a lull in Storm Ciara to deal with a tree that’s blown down into our garden πŸ“·

Always get a crop of various fungi (mushrooms? toadstools?) in our garden during late summer and autumn. Wish I had the knowledge and confidence to decide if any of them were edible … but I don’t!

Garden casualty in today’s strong winds.

Middle of November and it’s warm enough to spend the afternoon sitting in the garden.

Just got home from work to find this in our garden … #cows https://t.co/uXWTaGkU63

Garden visitor https://t.co/LN4tbzo6AM

Garden visitor


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Trying to sit and have breakfast in the garden - midges can’t sleep much, they’re certainly up early…

Currently hammocking in the garden whilst listening to the cricket - ideal summer pursuits. http://t.co/NXom9c6obY