Peas

The peas have started to set seed which is always something we look forward to! The pea that I am most interested in tasting is P. ‘Golden podded’. This is new to me. I got the seed while in Australia from The Diggers Club.

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Viola

One of the plants that I am very happy to see growing freely  in the very straight lines of vegetables is violas, I have a very new sweet one that I was sent the seed of from a friend in Australia. This is a named one, V. ‘Bunny ears’.

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Tomatoes

It is a great feeling to now have the tomatoes in the ground and watered in. As a gardener in England we worry most about blight. To try and keep blight away as long as possible I have planted marigolds under with the hope of stopping the water splashing up onto the leaves and lifting the blight up onto the plants.

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Support

It is a great end to the week when you get to a job that you have had on your mind all week. The broad beans needed to be tried up. I was worried that we would get strong winds and they would fall over. Support given.

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Flowers

At this time of the year for me the most interesting thing happening in the garden is the development of flowers. The plant with the flowers I am most interested in is the blueberry. I love the simplicity of the white flowers. This is a new plant for me.

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Beet tops

The winter beetroot has started to run to seed. This is a time when we need greens. The seed tops are very useful in the kitchen, either to eat as a green or sweated down for a tart with something like feta or even raw in salad. They have a nutty taste.

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Kitchen yard

Each year I have enjoyed the kitchen yard more and more. It is a part of the garden that I often potter in while food is cooking or I am waiting for something or someone. This is the joy of these spaces so close to the house. It is a perfect size

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