June 2017



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

I have decided to keep the weekly format

1 - 4 June


First harvest of strawberries. alpine strawberries and calabrese

Netted strawberries

Constructed new fruit cage for redcurrants

Planted squash, outdoor tomatoes. sweetcorn and leeks

Finished planting tomatoes in plot greenhouse along with a melon, a pepper and a cucumber

Sowed more peas

Planted out dahlias

Staked tomatoes on garden greenhouse

Planted out mimulus and basil in tubs in the garden

Roses now flowering well

Prepared summerhouse for summer

Beating the blackbirds

My garden right now

Flowers on the plot - video

How firm is firm?

In broad daylight


5 - 11 June


A very stormy week - strong winds and rain.

Bought plants for summerhouse

Allotment was battered and plants flattened

After the storm remedial work on the plot supporting plants

Netted blueberries

Planted cauliflowers

Tidying and weeding

Covered carrots which have started to germinate

Picked calabrese and strawberries

Sorted garden greenhouse - potted up peppers, aubergines and melon

Planted a tub of violas

Harvested first potatoes from bag in garden greenhouse

How firm is firm?

I want it all

I thought it was summer

Allium Christophii

Storm damage

Aftermath of the storms - video

Extra support

Battered but possibly not beaten

The harvests are starting to improve

Tasty treat


12 - 18 June


Visited Beamish and Tanfield heritage railway

Strawberry harvesting well underway

Lots of watering needed

Sowed more annual flower seeds

Planted chard

Started harvesting redcurrants and courgettes

Ready. steady berry - video

Aphid hunter

Another of those days - video

Hot and dry

A whisker away

Hottest this year

Beamish Video

Beamish Photo Album

Beamish Living Museum


19 - 25 June


Sowed more salad leaves and radish in raised bed in the garden.

Picked apricots.

Harvested some coriander and basil to freeze.

Lots of berries to pick

Harvested first cabbages

Harvested more potato tubs

Second lot of parsnips are germinating well

Lots of tidying and watering on the plot

Planted old wheelbarrow with nasturtiums.

June allotment plot

Golden Harvest - video

Rain required as harvesting moves into fill swing

A bit nondescript


26 - 30 June


A wet and drizzly week so not a lot of time gardening

Cleared out, tidied and cleaned the plot shed

More tidying under the greengage

Sowed, salad leaves, mizuna, radish, beetroot, swede and spring onions in bags

Picked first broad beans

Dug first plot planted Casablamca

Picked first sweet peas

After rain more beds were tilled

Bought two roses for front garden

A Manic Monday

First potatoes lifted

Some welcome rain

Dry spell ends

Damned Statistics

Sweetly scented harvest



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