Saturday, June 3

#mygardenrightnow

Michelle Chapman over at Veg Plotting is organising an event for the Chelsea Fringe and challenged gardeners to take a photo/photos of themselves in their gardens this weekend to show what is happening in gardens across the country. She organised a similar challenge earlier in the year when 100 gardeners took part. My response  to that challenge is here

There is still time to join in just one photo of you in your garden, or on your allotment, is all that is needed - my collection here is just down to my indecisiveness - see here for guidelines.

With so much happening in the garden and on the plot at the moment I decided on a short narrative of how we spent Saturday in the garden and on the allotment plot.

The morning was the time for a few light jobs in the garden. The violas needed dead heading. They have been a bargain flowering from February when they were planted and still looking good now.
Mimulus and basil grown from seed were planted up and the tomatoes were staked in the garden greenhouse
Then there was time for lunch in the summer house before changing into allotment clothes and heading to the plot.
The remaining tomatoes were planted in the plot greenhouse 
and the spares planted outside to take their chances with blight.
There was time to grab a quick coffee ...
... before another batch of pea seeds were sown.
Dahlias were planted in the perennial border leaving time to do a spot of watering.
Just before heading home I pickled a few of our early cornflowers.
That was it a typical gardening day and I promise at least one of us is one every photo although we may at times be hard to spot.


34 comments:

  1. Wonderful!
    Happy Gardening!

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    1. You too Lea and thanks for visiting.

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  2. What a wonderfully tidy and productive plot! Thanks for sharing your garden and allotment.

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  3. The message behind this post is - hard graft! Such a productive plot does not just happen...

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    1. If only prospective allotmenteers realised that, Mark they would save a waste of their time and disappointment

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  4. I put my tomato 'spares' outside today too. I usually get a few before blight strikes, which it does every year.

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  5. Gosh, you have got so much going on, and it all looks so good. Both your garden and allotment look attractive and productive. I particularly like the coffee shot, there you are hiding away behind your healthy plot - excellent.

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    1. Well done for spotting us, Julieanne

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  6. I love all the photos. Your plot looks great. You certainly have a lot going on. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for the nice comments, Bonnie.

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  7. I would love the time to be able to garden to my heart's content all day like that and you are reaping your rewards with a beautiful garden that gives back well. My garden would not be such a mess, and there's a lot to be said for "A Gardener's Work is Never Done"!

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    1. There is always more that can be done, Deborah.

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  8. Greenhouse looks absolutely beautiful 😍

    http://amandas-garden.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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  9. A busy gardening day for you. There aren't many gardening tasks for me as I've cut down so much this year but I'm behind with the few jobs I do have with me being ill. The tomatoes are languishing in their pots, poor things, I'm going to have to rescue them today.

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    1. It is very easy to get behind at this time of year, Jo. We are sort of up to date now but if it rains all week that could change.

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  10. I enjoyed this post so much! I think you should do this every other week!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Sarah. I think it may become boring done too often.

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  11. What a wonderful day - productive and relaxing at the same time.

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    1. It's good to look back and feel that progress has been made, Margaret.

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  12. You may be more hidden in some of your photos, but overall I'd say you've been more outgoing this time :) Lovely to see you both at work on your plot and garden, it really helps to tell the story of what you've been up to.

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    1. I did my best to overcome my shyness of the camera, Michelle.

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  13. My goodness, your allotment is huge. I always think of these plots as being small. You have a beautiful garden. So much going on.

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    1. Our 'allotment' is actually five plots joined together, Lisa. When we first took them on no one wanted allotments and our site was totally overgrown and the site was in danger of being closed.

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  14. So interesting, Sue! Looks so productive.

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    1. Glad that you found it interesting, Endah.

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  15. That's a lot of work going on at the allotment! Nice pictures!

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  16. Oh it's so difficult to decide where to be if you've got both a garden and an allotment isn't it Sue? It looks as if you did justice to both this weekend and no doubt enjoyed yourselves too.

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    1. It is difficult to share out our time, Anna but we try.

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  17. How lovely seeing you both and hearing about a typical gardening day for you. Hard work but wow....what results you get.xxx

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    1. Sunday was very similar, Dina. In fact we had a few similar days last week to get up to date.

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