søndag, juli 15, 2012
The veggie- and cut flower garden
Despite the shifty summer weather (or maybe because of it...?) the veggie- and cut flower garden is doing fine (no flowers ready to cut yet though... it will be at least a couple more weeks before I can enjoy that particular pleasure).
But the beans and peas are doing splendidly. Every year, though, I struggle to support the peas, as they keep climbing upwards. This year I have tried something new. I have used birch branches (left over from the firewood cutting earlier this winter), and the peas seem to get the support they need (and I quite like the whole look too...)
This year I have once again given potatoes a go. I gave up that particular activity a few years back, as they really were not doing well in our heavy wet clay soil. But now I have vacated a few raised beds for them, and "so far so good".
The roses seem also to be doing well despite the frequent heavy rainfalls (or thanks to them...?) I have once read that roses love the summers we hate (frequent rain followed by bright sunshine, and not too warm temperatures).
The temperatures this summer are certainly nothing to write home about; on a good day we might get to low twenties, if we are lucky! But, like I said, the roses do not seem to mind, along with the rest of the garden. So who am I to complain?