welcome to my little suburban oasis, filled with flowers,fruit trees and vegetables

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Picking, picking, picking

 every trip down to the allotment sees something more being harvested. All the onions and garlic are now lifted, and strung up to dry.

Every visit there are more runner beans to pick!

The courgettes are growing faster than we can use them, and now the cucumbers are beginning to crop.

And the tomatoes - again, far too many to use so some are already ending up in the freezer.
For now though, potatoes are only being lifted as needed

Friday, 14 August 2015

Picked earlier this week

It's the time of year when every allotment trip sees us coming home laden down with lots and lots of veg.....
courgettes, white radish, cucumber (first of the season)
 huge box of onions as we decided to lift them all
 runner beans, peas and spinach

 french beans and broccoli
 a smallish cabbage,lifted before it burst

and a mix of blackberries and late raspberries

I forgot though to photograph the tomatoes which have moved rapidly from being a rarity to having too many!

Sunday, 2 August 2015

First of the month - August

 the day - and the month - started off sunny, so we briefly went to the allotment and came back with a box of goodies - potatoes, rhubarb, a few raspberries, blackcurrants, gooseberries and even blackberries,

 tomatoes (probably the first of a glut)

french and runner beans

 a handful of peas

 courgettes (definitely well into a glut of these)

Back home for lunch - and the rain came down soaking everything and making the flowers look most bedraggled

 It may only be the first day of August but with blackberries ripening and Michaelmas daisies flowering Autumn seems only just round the corner