The Phantom Tomato Bug…?

I have been away quite a bit recently so haven’t bee able to update on here as much as I would like but here a few photos of the current growth spurts…

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But what on earth is going on here?!

marigoldMy poor marigolds were planted as a sacrificial tomato protector, but they seem to have some sort of white bug infestation…

I’m going to go and have a good google and see if I can find out what these are. Anyone else have any ideas?

Summertime update

Spent a lovely few hours down the plot with MrT this evening.

Its been super busy recently with our friends’ wedding coming up but thought i would show you all how its going!

Starting with the sunflowers for the top table display

My lemon cucumbers are looking fab…

And make great additions to drinks!

The greenhouse is starting to look like a forest

And the courgettes have gone from tiny to huge in a few days

The pumpkins are like triffids in the sun

But the onions are as big as they are going to get i think

I plaited them up so that i could hang them to dry in the sun without the Rottie Beasts eating them all!

Lots of planting over the next few weeks to try and get the winter greens in, so i will keep you all in the loop when i can.

So proud of 2018 so far, even if i have spent most of the time and effort working “behind the seens” on the bramble control situation!

Think i deserve that cider…

Painting the Red Green house Grey, while admiring Blue, White and Purple flowers

My Greenhouse has a little “conservatory” annex which was a dumping ground.

Thankfully, MrT built me a shed so now I can finally clean it out and make space for my deck chairs and kettle!

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So i moved out all of the junk, dug the soil off the floor (which FYI was about a foot deep!!) and got the paint can out

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Then move all of the junk back in, in a more tidy fashion.

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It doesn’t look like much, but I’m very pleased with how light and airy it is now!

I love it!


Veggie Updates

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Quick update on the spuds – look!! ‘Scuse the weeds.

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And the few onions that I could salvage (and will possibly STILL die from the leaf miner) are swelling up nicely. I might actually be able to do something with them.

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Also, these DO NOT taste like blackcurrant juice from the shops. They have been lying to me this whole time. They’re gross!

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I have got some baby raspberries growing too. Can’t wait for these.

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Sue came to say hello as I was cleaning out my slug traps. I don’t think she realises how drunk she would get if she ate them, but she keeps trying to shout me into submission!

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Bonnie has been surveying her kingdom in the long lawn

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It really does need cutting but I will leave that to MrT as I don’t want to hurt these garden heroes

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