Saturday, 5 June 2010

On a hot day!

The jungle part is now more or less planted. I have changed the way I do it as well.

As you know I love the big leaved effect, well we still have that with the bananas but there are more flowers this year.

The Elephants ears I normally put in aren't here, because I found out they where poisonous to dogs, and the little darling does like to prune, he walks along and just nips the tops off plants! So they will be in a pot and probably go on top of the coal bunkers.

This is the most beautiful Ensete Tandarra Red it is so enormous now.

and of course my brugmansias are all beginning to flower, there scent in the evening is amazing and can be occasionally overpowering, but who cares with such beautiful flowers as these!

The veg beds are doing well, but for some unknown reason to me I can't seem to grow lettuce this year, I have tried new packets of seed and everything!!

Other than that, we have beetroot, spring onion, radish, French Beans, Broad Beans, Kale, Sprouts which are a cross with Kale, onions, peas, sweetcorn, gem squash, courgette, petite pain, strawberries, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumber,aubergine, peppers and chilli's. Not bad for a small plot huh!!

Then at the bottom , my lush green lawn and the pond which is swarming with dragonflies today. The gunnera is not what it was last year.

And finally the greenhouses, at least 4 different types of tomatoes, about 6 different chillis and lots of other bits and pieces!

not forgetting of course one hot dog!!