Our front and back garden are quite different to eachother so I always feel like these posts are a bit of a mishmash of stuff. In the front, the gladioli bulbs I planted back in February are flowering. They were assorted colours so I had no idea what was going to come up but I love these rhubarb and custard colours.
The front is looking full and wild and has grown so much since June (bottom photo in the link). We have so many bees and hoverflies!
These flowers were given to us by Grandma and Grandad and each plant is a slightly different colour. We have a mix of orange, yellow, white and the one below.
In the back our runner beans have grown into a monstrous mass and next doors’ washing line is the other side of the fence, they may well start finding beans in their laundry soon. I underestimated how tall they would grow so next year I’m going to buy some taller canes. Luckily they have the trellis to grow up for now.
Here’s a closeup of our little beans! I spotted the first ones when they were about 1.5cm long and in a week they’ve grown to 6cm. Speedy.
A few of the flowers in the back had seen better days so I headed over to Homebase to pick something up. They had a mega sale on so I ended up buying 2 begonias, a tray of fuschias, a tray of geraniums, a tray of petunias and the hanging basket below for £11. The hanging basket (with flowers) had been reduced from £15 to £1! I asked Scott to take a guess at the price but he’s too good at this game – he said £1.99, which made me telling him it was actually £1 much less dramatic :)
Our plum tomatoes are turning into whoppers.
And the cherry tomatoes may not be as impressive in size but there are a lot of them.
The chillies are starting to get big and they spicy. I’ll probably dry most of them like I did last year.
I took cuttings from a plant called Creamy Nutmeg Pelargonium and they are surviving the heat, hooray! The leaves smell amazing, like a geranium crossed with nutmeg and lavender. For now, they live under the garden bench (where I stash all my useful bits and bobs) so the sun doesn’t dry them out.
I need to get a move on and sow some Autumn/Winter crops soon, we’re nearly in August.