So here's a whistlestop photographic tour of the things that have made it – and a few of the things that didn't – in all their fresh, graphic glory!
|An abundance of apples (till the wind blows!)|
|Baby beetroot plants – just peeping through|
|Blackcurrants galore, as usual – shame we don't like them!|
|Broccoli's a bit sparse hereabouts – we love it, but sadly it |
doesn't seem to do very well in our garden!
|Spot the baby butternut squash. Or at least Dobbies sold it as|
a butternut squash - it looks like a courgette plant to me!
|One of our three cauliflowers – the slugs have|
slurped up the others :-(
|We have nothing to do with the wild cherries - the tree|
does everything itself :-)
|One courgette on the way – and hopefully|
a few more to follow eventually...
|The gooseberries that never were... A greedy garden|
pest has decimated many of the branches of our goosegog
bushes. HG thinks sawflies are the nasty nibblers.
|Baby grapes just forming, courtesy of polytunnel resident|
Vinnie the Vine. We have to keep plastic "doors" shut, though,
or the cheeky birds nip in and help themselves!
|Lovely mixed lettuce leaves – slug free so far...|
|The parsnips look as if they're at a ceilidh and waiting ready|
for an Orcadian Strip the Willow dance to start!
|Though the row that our neighbours' hens decided|
to turn into a dust bath doesn't look quite as good...
|Peas on the vine...|
|... and peas in the pod|
|Our Rooster potatoes are looking nice and healthy|
|In fact, you could say they're blooming!|
|HunterGatherer has put nets over the rasps and soft fruit –|
to try and keep the beady-eyed birds at bay!
|But one bird still managed to snatch a raspberry... grrrr!|
|Between next door's marauding chickens and the resident|
slug population, our strawbs are taking a bit of a pounding.
|To avoid the birdy beaks above and the slippery slugs |
below, I've had to pick strawberries unripe and ripen them
indoors, but then the berries are just not as sweet.
|Tayberries are a cross between red rasps and blackberries|
– they're a bit bigger and very tasty, too!