A while ago I had ripe red currants and black currants but I didn’t have the time to harvest them right away so a few days later I went into my garden to harvest the berries and every berry was gone !!!!! each and every one !!!I thought old cd’s on a string would frighten the birds away but obviously they didn’t do the job !!This week I wanted to harvest some ripe grape bunches and what did I see….the birds were there before me, mind you the grapes are in my greenhouse ! Now I gave each bunch of grapes a dress hoping the birds will stay away, also the figs outside are starting to ripen so I try to scare the birds away there too as I know from last year they always take the biggest and ripest and sweatest figs . I don’t mind that the birds eat some of my fruit but ALL is a bit much !
Here are some pictures I have taken this past weeks.
AS YOU CAN SEE I GAVE MY GRAPES A DRESS
HERE YOU CAN SEE THE DAMAGE THEY DID
I TRY TO KEEP THE BIRDS OUT OF MY FIG TREE BY SCARING THEM WITH THESE WHITE “FLAGS”
THE SNACK TOMATOES ARE ALSO RIPENING, THE GRANDCHILDREN LOVE TO GO TO THE GREENHOUSE FOR SOME LITTLE TOMATOES AND SO DO I
THE BIG TOMATOES ARE FINALLY GETTING SOME COLOUR
I LOVE THE COLOUR OF THESE SOUTH AFRICAN DAISIES
THE JAPONESE ANEMONES ARE STARTING TO BLOOM
THIS RUSSIAN VINE IS A REAL THUG BUT IT’S A BEAUTIFUL THUG
MY HYDRANGEA’S ARE DOING THERE VERY BEST AT THE MOMENT
CLEMATIS THE PRESIDENT TOGETHER WITH A PASSIONFLOWER
MY YELLOW DAHLIA’S IN FRONT OF A MIRROR
ALBIZZIA JULIBRIZZIN IN BLOOM
Have a great weekend all and enjoy your gardens ! Thanks for stopping by and don’t hesitate to leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you !
Everything is growing fine now what with the hot weather. I do have to water now every day.
THE SNACK TOMATOES ARE FINALLY RIPENING
HERE YOU CAN SEE SOME SNACK TOMATOES WHO ARE NOW READY TO EAT, THEY ARE REALLY SWEET AND TASTY
THE GRAPES ARE GETTING BIGGER, THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR I HAVE FRUIT ON MY GRAPEVINE
THIS PLANT WILL GIVE ME SMALL ROUND LEMON CUCUMBERS, I’VE NEVER EVEN TASTED ONE SO I AM VERY EXCITED TO TRY ONE
THIS IS A BAD PICTURE BUT YOU CAN SEE ONE OF THE CUCUMBERS HERE, WHEN THEY ARE RIPE THEY’LL HAVE THE SIZE OF A TENNISBALL
HERE ARE MY BEANS, THEY ARE YELLOW BUTTER BEANS SO WHEN RIPE THEY’LL BE COMPLETELY YELLOW
THESE ARE ITALIAN TOMATOES, I THINK THEY’LL NEED MORE TIME TO RIPEN THAN THE SNACK TOMATOES, THEY ARE NOT EVEN BLUSHING AT THE MOMENT
Today was a lovely day, it was warm but very cloudy so it wasn’t too hot, perfect for working in the garden. We cut a few huge branches off the amelanchier as it was getting too big, did some other pruning, some weeding, watering….Tomorrow will be a very hot day so I intend to read a book under my tree with a nice cool drink…no work, just relax and enjoy my garden.
Have a great weekend and I hope you can all enjoy your garden as much as I do !
Finally it stopped raning after more then 48 hours !!! Everything is WET !!! Yesterday the highest daytemperature was 9 C° !!at the end of Spring ! Todays highest temperatures will be 16 C°but showers are always a possibility.
Today I’ll tell you about my greenhouse. We bought it about 2 years ago so I am still experimenting. It is unheated so I can’t put my tropical plants there or my cacti in Winter, but I do put my winterhardy succulents in it to keep them dry. I use it to grow vegetables and fruits. I have tomato’s, they are about 60 cm high at the moment and they have no flowers yet but I grow them from seeds, they don’t look tasty as they have a brown colour with a bit of red, I had this variety before and they taste lovely.I also grow a few tomato plants outside in a big pot but if we get a cool and rainy Summer they will rot before they ripe, but I want to give it a try anyway. Last year I planted a grape in the greenhouse, one with blue grapes,called vitis “muscat bleu”, it is still a baby but it is doing well.Each year I grow pinapple cherry’s (physalis peruviana), a lovely fruit and full of vitamins, it is very easy to sow and to grow, I sow them myself in early Spring and I put them on a windowsill inside, as soon as the frosts are gone by mid May, I plant them in he greenhouse and outside in the sun.
My veggie’s in the greenhouse are just common ones, red onions, challots, sweet corn, a few cabbages, lettuce, sellery’s, leeks, not much cos the tomato’s and the pinapple cherry’s take most of the space.
ONE OF THE ROSES IN MY GARDEN, ROSA YELLOW GRAHAM THOMAS, IT HAS A LOVELY SCENT !SMELL’S MORE LIKE FREESIA’S ACTUALLY
A VIEW Of THE POND, THERE ARE MANY PLANTS IN THE POND, TOO MUCH REALLY, I HAVE TO ASK MY HUSBAND TO REMOVE MOST OF IT, IT GROWS LIKE MAD ! THAT’S BECAUSE WE HAVE KOI CARPS IN THE POND AS WELL
ROSA GUIRLANDE D’AMOUR MAKES MY WHOLE GARDEN SMELL OF ROSES, LOVELY !!!
ANOTHER VIEW OF ROSA GUIRLANDE D’AMOUR
THIS IS CLEMATIS VITICELLA ETOILE VIOLETTE, AN EASY CLEMATIS WHO BLOOMS A LONG TIME
MY YUCCA IN THE SUN, IN WINTER I HAVE TO BRING HIM INSIDE BUT HE CAN HAVE A BIT OF FROST