Our sweet Williams are just starting to flower too. Also I have polytunnel envy
They smell so good too, Sue!
Your new poly tunnel looks amazing and I'm sure your tomato plants are going to be very happy in there. You're getting so much done in your garden.
Thank you Phuong. It has been hard work but it looks like it should be worth it. Hope the onions in the tunnel are free of eelworm!!!
The poly tunnel looks great Kathy, you've both worked really hard to get it up & running so quickly. As for the onions I think it might be onion eelworm unfortunately☹️
I looked at photos of affected onions and I think you are right, Linda: URGHH! I wonder where it came from?
I've had those same spider-babies in my California urban garden. They're quite a sight!
Amazingly beautiful aren't they? Just lovely to see!
That is too bad about your gooseberry issues. Thankfully ours have not had any problems so far. And that is a great looking netting system you have for your fruits. Mine is not as sturdy for sure!
That net should keep the pigeons away and allow the red and yellow varieties of gooseberry to ripen fully this year. We have learned from experience, Dave!
You're doing such an amazing job in your garden. And the new polytunnel looks fantastic.
Oh thank you!
Thank you Phuong. Hopefully we can get planting in there soon!
Beautiful harvests this week - so colorful!!
I'm curious to see what you do to protect your cherries. Our tree is approaching puberty and may have more than three cherries this year...
I'll post a photo next week so you can see it, Lisa
You are going to have lots of cherries in your future. And it's amazing how well your peppers and aubergine plants are doing.
Thanks Phuong. I hope the cherries ripen successfully this year! Looking forward to the new polytunnel as the aubergines are straining at the sides of their pots now!
The main colour does seem to vary with the season
The main colour in the garden seems to vary with the season and May is definitely a "purple" month!
Lisa -- How's Robb
I like how you have so much purple in your garden.
And the kestrel! Just magical!
Beautiful harvests! That's a beautiful cabbage!!
Thank you very much!
Lovely harvests, especially that cabbage! I too find this to be the busiest time in the gardening season and my attention is always divided.
Thank you Margaret. It is hard to keep all the balls in the air some days, isn't it?
What a beautiful cabbage! I am a big fan of cold frames too. How big is your 'giant' cold frame? I need to replace two of mine and I'm looking for ideas.
Our largest is 2.75m x 2.0m, 1.8m tall at the back and 0.5m at the front. We have a tiddly one too 1.0m x 0.75m, 50cm tall by 30cm at the front. This is only covered with fine green netting though
Just going to add the recipe now.. ate the first lot without taking a photo!!
the cheese sauce sounds interesting. Look forward to it.
I have some chives flowering and I've never tried eating them. I will have to put them on my next salad. Thanks for the great idea!
Glad you found it interesting! We add other flowers to our salads in season too, such as Calendula if you'd like to try them
Looks like the cloches did their job and kept things protected! The peas looks really good. I hope are start blooming soon.
Yes the cloches have been very effective. Makes me look forward to even more under cover growing space!
Your onions and peas look pretty amazing. That's too bad about the late frost getting some of your plants, hopefully they'll be alright.
The onions were started off as a pinch of seed in modules and planted out once the roots held the compost together. Always do them like this now as it is so easy