Enjoying a summer’s day

It is 16th July and the sun has come out after a dull morning. I would have liked rain as it has been incredibly dry for this part of the world, but despite that most plants are doing well (and I have only watered the new fruit trees, shrubs and some other new herbaceous plants).

Gooseberries are ripening,

one of the new apple trees is bearing some fruit,

the tree onions are forming lots of baby bulbils on their tops,

we have been eating as much kale as we want since the winter and giving lots away and it is still going strong.

I have picked a kilo of blackcurrants from a single bush and a lot of jostaberries too, the whitecurrants are ripening,

as are the redcurrants

Meanwhile the bees, butterflies and many other flying insects are loving all the flowers that abound in the borders, especially the parsley and

the marjoram.

I have just made two batches of jam using previously frozen damsons we were given and cherries we foraged on holiday.  I wandered round the garden taking pictures and filling my apron pocket with fat pea pods to go with our evening meal.




About Anni Kelsey

I love forest gardens and forest gardening, nature, reading and everything good about being alive. I have written two books - the garden of equal delights (2020) - about the principles and practice of forest gardening; and Edible Perennial Gardening (2014) - about growing perennial vegetables in polycultures, which is basically forest gardening concentrating on the lower layers.
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1 Response to Enjoying a summer’s day

  1. growdigital says:

    Lovely to see photos of the plants at different stages, helps to visualise what things should be looking like!

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