It is probably a couple of years since I wrote about the vegetable garden. This is partly because I know my seasons are very different to most of my readers and so not very helpful for comparisons or advice. Plus although the seasons vary I grow mostly the same crops every year. However after I received so many comments about the plate of tomatoes I showed at the end of last Monday’s vase post, I thought a post about one method I use to conserve my tomatoes might be of interest. Continue reading
When I was picking the flowers for today’s vase, I thought I would probably make two arrangements, one pink and one white but once I started putting the stems in the vase I decided that I would prefer one larger arrangement so mixed the two colours together. It is often a surprise what goes into a vase to join with Cathy at Rambling in the garden for this addictive meme. Continue reading
I am back home again after a week escaping to the cool of the mountains to stay with friends in Rovereto and Asiago. The garden is now in drought survival mode, the only flowers are those in the cut flower beds where there is irrigation! I know that it has been hot in the UK but you need to add 5 to 8″C to that temperature to have any idea of the heat here. We did have a thunderstorm with a good amount of rain on Saturday afternoon so the situation is not as bad as last year, just think of the poor gardeners in Spain where it has been 45″C this weekend.
As some of you may have noticed I haven’t posted at all so far this month, nor have I commented on any of your posts although I have read some. I was in the UK from the 2nd to the 19th of July and have had a lovely holiday doing all kinds of interesting things. Unlike our wonderful host Cathy I didn’t even try to create a vase while I was away but it was a great pleasure to return home to find there were plenty of flowers to pick for my contribution to In a vase on Monday hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the garden. Continue reading