This diary is a summary of our garden activities. The links are to blog posts that often give more detail.

June 2016

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Bought a crossandra for the house and some verbenas for a summer tub

A wintry start to June

Not up to standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Planted last of the potatoes.

Tidied Autumn Gold raspberries,  half of the Glen Ample are dying?

Starting planting mixed bed

Oh dear what can the matter be?

Frosty morning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tomatoes planted in plot greenhouse

More peas sown

Courgettes planted

Chrysanthemums and dahlias planted in the mixed bed

A big improvement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Started planting up some garden tubs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A late afternoon visit to the plot to do some watering.

The broad beans smelled lovely

Plenty warm enough

 

 

 

 

 

 

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First clematis flowers are open

Don't squish me I am a friend

Apricot overload

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Planted second batch of broad beans

Added some Romanesco cauliflowers to brassica bed

Cut down dead raspberry canes - some new shoots at the base.

Picked first strawberries and netted the rest.

Don't squish me I'm your friend

Strawberry surprise

Early brassica update

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Potted up some tomatoes, an aubergine and a cucumber

Bought extra table for plants in summerhouse,

Potted up a thunbergia in summerhouse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Redcurrants starting to ripen and so cage closed
Sowed spinach, swede, turnips and beetroot
More tilling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Planted our Crown Prince Squash

Sowed more peas, carrots and annual flower seeds

Placed softer netting over strawberries

Strawberry surprise

Busy between showers

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Clematis flowering

Lots of young birds in the garden

Garden bird creche

Brightness required

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Potted up some cucumbers, bush and trailing tomatoes in the plot greenhouse

No watering required

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bought a streptocarpus for the house and a couple of bacopas for a garden tub.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Potted in some thunbergia

Enough rain for now

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Swede, turnip. beetroot, spinach and annual flowers are germinating.

Planted out annual flowers from modules and sunflowers.

Prepared beds for planting.

Weeded parsnips and carrots.

Harvested first cabbages and sweet Williams.

Soil like mud!

More cloud and rain

Picking strawberries in the rain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Planted out leeks, sweet corn and left over tomato plants were planted outside on the plot.

Another First

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Potted up parsley and some plants for garden tubs

Potted some peppers and aubergines.

Apricot Flavourcot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More peppers and aubergines potted up.

Bought more pelargoniums and planted up more tubs

 

It must be summer - banana's out

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Planted brassicas

Dug first potatoes

Early potato test

A tale of two harvest

Picking strawberries in the rain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Orchid is flowering again

 

More planting

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Visited Blickling Estate in Norfolk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Picked more strawberries, dug more potatoes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Roses are flowering despite the weather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More tilling

Thinned out swedes

Picked more strawberries and first two raspberries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Red cabbage plants look sad.

Another wet day but no records broken

Mr Chaffinch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thunbergia in the summer house us flowering and the rest of the plants in there are doing well.

 

It's forever blowing bubbles

 

June seed sowing schedule

Details of what was sown/planted in June

 

June harvesting schedule

Details of our June harvest

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