Another month gone

Following some welcome overnight rain Sunday into Monday everything is growing well.

The first row of beetroot Babybeat have finally appeared, and the first lot of climbing French beans Sultana and runner beans Moonlight have all germinated.  The Borlotti beans have yet to show but I seem to recollect that these take longer and are rather erratic. The sweet corn seeds are showing and so far the juvenile magpies haven’t hoicked them out the ground.

It looks like there’ll be lots of strawberries,  raspberries and blackberries this year. Amazingly the grape vine which was frosted towards the end of April has not only grown new leaves but is showing signs of grapes forming.


Some of the cosmos Xanthos and dwarf sunflowers Musicbox which I planted out recently already have flower buds on them.

The poached egg plant flowers have finished but the love-in-a-mist are now flowering.




The rose Pretty Lady has already shed it’s petals so I dead-headed it yesterday, which seemed rather strange as it’s usually only just starting to flower around now.  Here it is a couple of weeks ago in all it’s floriferous glory.

 A robin was around yesterday and this morning Foxy appeared, had a drink from the pond then wandered off.

Have a good weekend!


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20 Responses to Another month gone

  1. Julieanne says:

    Sounds like the harvest festival will be at your place this year 😉 That rose looks wonderful.

  2. Christina says:

    The rose looks amazing. Will it flower again?

  3. Jo says:

    Wow! I know I say it every time you show your Pretty Lady rose but I’ll say it again, it’s fabulous. I wonder if it will go on flowering as long as it did last year with it flowering early this time, I do hope so.

  4. Liz says:

    How exciting, to see those new shoots appear! Pretty Lady will have another burst of glory since you’ve deadheaded. May came and went quickly, didn’t it!

  5. Wow, what a rose, beautiful. I am very envious of your resident fox. Such a treat. 🙂

  6. CJ says:

    How beautiful that rose is looking. My strawberries are very early this year. Usually I pick some as Wimbledon starts. They’re ready already though. Not complaining! CJ xx

  7. Linda Penney says:

    Awesome update thank you for sharing have a blessed day Mike

  8. A lovely post.
    That rose looks amazing and it could flower again!

    My good wishes for the month of June

    All the best Jan

  9. snowbird says:

    Pretty Lady is surpassing herself! Obviously she is one gloriously happy rose…sighs I!
    Good to hear seedlings are appearing, here’s to the pigeons keeping their distance.
    Told you… now have a foxy friend for the rest of it’s days. I’m rather envious, nothing like seeing a fox in the wild!!! xxx

  10. nikkipolani says:

    Can it have been a week since I’ve visited the blogs? Looks like it! And look at that rose of yours — just happy as happy can be. Glorious indeed.

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