Posted: 02/07/2012 at 09:54
My garden is so lush I now call it my temperate rain forest. Lots of pruning to do. The strawberry crop has been amazing. Eight ice-cream cartons full put in the freezer for the winter and i am still having them three times a day with cereal, scones and cream or ice-cream. My raised beds are and have been stuffed with veg and flowers for a month now . braod bean crop super, great lettuces and salad leaves and rdishes and spring onions.rainbow chard a great success. I can definitely recommend raised beds for wet seasons. they drain beautifully. I have finished eating my Swift, first early potatoes and they were delicious. Starting on the King Edwards this week as they have been in flower some time. The colour in the garden has been and still is superb, sespecially the Sweet William and the hardy geraniums and phygelius. only thing is I haven't had many meals outside this year, but then one cannot have everything one wants in this life. Stick at it everybody. when you get to my age you will know what to expect from the British weather and how to cope. Painting from your pictures in the winter is great too!