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  • Photo-upload-436274?1438187964
    29 Jul 2015
    Picking ‘Purple Teepee’ dwarf bean again today, some for supper and the rest to freeze. Tomatoes are coming in faster now – always coincides with my going away unfortunately. DS2 will continue to pick and store them in my fridge...

    Bramley Cooking Apple Fruiting, Runner Bean 'Polestar' Setting Fruit, Tomato 'Silvery F...

    Mostly Cloudy 17°C / 63°F
  • Photo-upload-436474?1438463758
    01 Aug 2015
    Weeding between dwarf beans and clearing the ‘Martock’ broad beans this afternoon from bed 9. I’ve had just a small cooking of them and the rest are to be dried for seed. The pods are fat and mature, though small and ideally I&#...

    Cucumber, Beit Alpha 'Rocky' F1 Harvesting, Courgette 'Costata Romanesco' Harvesting, T...

    Scattered Clouds 18°C / 64°F
  • Photo-upload-436486?1438508756
    01 Aug 2015
    I was not expecting the bananas to begin ripening while it was still winter. I thought it would at least have to be spring, if not summer, before the bunch was ready for harvest. However, yesterday my husband noticed a Great Bowerbird hanging fro...

    Banana, Lady Finger Harvesting and [04a] Duck Pond garden

    Partly Cloudy 25°C / 77°F
  • Photo-upload-436523?1438519028
    02 Aug 2015
    …again. :) back on Folia now, probably for good, since I have taken propagation to a professional level, growing plants to sell. And I am settled in my life and outlook, everything’s very zen. I can’t think of much to say here, a...

    Outdoor garden and Gladiolus (mix) Blooming

    Partly Sunny 22°C / 72°F
  • Photo-upload-436578?1438614356
    03 Aug 2015
    On Friday I was able to steal away some time to take a long walk on lunch and decided to see what was going on at the Lurie Garden. Since it is mid-summer now, lots and lots of plants there are at the height of their bloom period. Lots of bees, ...

    Clear 25°C / 77°F
  • Photo-upload-436603?1438629220
    03 Aug 2015
    Grey and muggy, the temperature going up slowly. Without the sun, it was tolerable working in the garden. More deadheading – I would rather the lilies fattened up their tubers than go to seed. I have been loosely tying up some of the daylily...

    Seasonal Container garden , Hemerocallis 'Gentle Shepherd' , Hemerocallis 'Destined to ...

    Overcast 24°C / 75°F
  • Photo-upload-436291?1438219906
    29 Jul 2015
    Tomatoes, potatoes, beans, and beets oh my!

    Tomato- Purple Plum Paste (P3) Setting Fruit, Tomato- Aunt Ruby's German Green Setting ...

    Clear 28°C / 82°F
  • 30 Jul 2015
    A thoughtful birthday gift from a friend. A manageably sized fig has been on my wish list for some time. This lovely plant is already bearing three figs, and I have a dehydrator – dried figs, yum! The plant is currently acclimatising to lo...

    Fig 'Black Genoa' Fruiting and [24] Verandah garden

    Partly Cloudy 23°C / 73°F
  • 31 Jul 2015
    My apologies for not posting or commenting on people’s blogs/photos, etc. Since my main computer went West some weeks ago I struggle to use the tiny one my brother gave some weeks before that happened. I still haven’t been able to affo...

    Partly Sunny 20°C / 68°F