We also harvested the first two courgettes, both from Sure Thing, but since then both the Lungo Bianco plant and the Coucouzella have one each days away from picking. I shall have to photograph them,
as the green ones have already been eaten.
Spring Onions are still around too, and I noticed this morning that the remains of the White Lisbons have developed nice little white bulbs, just
right for adding to mixed pickles!!
And we are picking mangetout almost daily, to add raw in to salads, sliced in stir fry or steamed lightly as a side vegetable
And that is the end of our
harvests for this week.. definitely moving into Summer veggies now!
It has been too hot to do all that much, although Abi did find the energy this morning to dig a trench in the bed where the Autumn onions resided, and fill it with manure ready
for the last three squash plants that are still sitting in five inch pots in the garden.
We have mainly been tidying up at home, potting various flowers on into final pots and cutting the hedges .. no birds nests, don't worry. My big job has been thinning
the apples, as one of the trees at home was so laden with baby fruits the branches were bowing down already. I managed two trees before I had to come inside!
One of the glories at this time in the year is the Philadelphus plant, which used to be our
friend Pier's pride and joy. When he sadly passed away, his wife Kate asked us to give it a good home, and it does seem to like its spot! Its perfume wafts across the garden, and this year a long branch has made its way up into one of the apple trees, which
gives us a head-height view of the beautiful flowers. So Kate, thank you for this plant and the memories it always holds for us