🍅🌽Harvest Time In My English Garden. #SixOnSaturday #GardeningTwitter #GrowYourOwnVeg

This week I’ve been helping out on the farm, first off last Saturday afternoon with an emergency caesarean section calving, then a few days later with the corn cart. In my garden I have also been harvesting. The beans have dried up, but the greenhouse is in full swing.

Vegetables and flowers from my garden
August 6th Six On Saturday

First photo is of my tomatoes (S. Pierre). They have been enjoying the heat and are the largest ones I’ve ever grown. Better still, they are very tasty too!

Tomatoes

Second photo is of my Sweetcorn (Goldcrest) (the camera didn’t do the green leaves justice) but it is the kernels that are important. I had eight plants which I got in the ground very early.

Sweetcorn from my garden
Sweetcorn

Third photo goes to some Evening Primrose, these self seed all over. I am trying to grown a pink variety, but they are still seedlings and the pesky white-fly have been feasting on them, so I’m not sure how they will survive.

Evening primrose flowers from my garden
Evening Primrose

Next photo is of some purple Penstemon, last week I featured pink ones, but these are very much a different shade. These are under the sunflowers and have been shaded from the scorching sun.

Purple Penstemon form my garden
Purple Penstemon

The Crocosmia have suffered in the dry, most of their leaves are brown and crisp, but I still have a reasonable amount of flowers despite the lack of rain.

Crocosmia from my garden
Crocosmia

Final photo goes to my cucumbers. These are just some of the fruit from this plant, it is enjoying the heat and humidity of the greenhouse, where it can rampage around. Much better than taking over my conservatory where I grew them in the past.

Cucumbers from my garden
Cucumbers

Thank you for joining me for this #SixOnSaturday post. I hope that you enjoyed it. If you would like to know more about this hashtag, read founder Mr Propagator’s post here also find him on Twitter here.

Happy gardening

Rosie

Vegetables and flowers from my garden
August 6th Six On Saturday

Links:

  1. The link is up for all other posts for this meme today on Jon’s (Mr P) blog.
  2. Graeme’s still got lots of colour in his garden despite no rain.
  3. Spring flowers are blooming in Wellington, NZ.
  4. Hot And humid in Chris’ Ontario garden.
  5. 30 Days Wilding show us the gardens of Wassand Hall.

🌼Bountiful Flora From My English Country Garden For This Week’s #SixOnSaturday Meme. #GardeningTwitter #Flowers #Gardening

It’s dry, so much so that I am reminded of Jane Harper’s book The Dry. The forecast is for at least another ten days without rain. Lawns are brown and dust blows in the wind. Yet nature still has plenty to show and with daily watering, the flowers are blooming in my garden. This week I have several flowers which I don’t really know the names of. I’ve given them my ‘best guess’ but do let me know if you know what they are as I know that I still have lots to learn.

Six flowers from my garden for July 9th
Six flowers from my garden for July 9th

Photo one is of this pink Spiraea. It’s doing well this year. Last year is got mildew early on.

Own photo of Spiraea from my garden.
Spiraea

Photo two is of a flower from my white Dianthus (pinks), they don’t flower well for me after the first year. This one is just surviving.

Own photo of a white dianthus
Dianthis

Number three is this Veronica Spicata (I think) It’s hard to tell with so many pinky / purple spiked flowered varieties on google.

Own photo of Veronica Spicata
Veronica Spicata

Fourth photo goes to this Phlox with the delicate pink centre to the flowers.

Own photo of Phlox
Phlox

Fifth photo is of these Penstemon which are just coming into flower. I’m growing some others from seed, but these ones have been in the front flower bed since we bought the house.

Own photo of Penstemon
Penstemon

Final photo is of these lovely yellow Asters (I hope). I successfully grew a cutting last year and it is flowering as well.

Own photo of a yellow Aster
Yellow Aster

Thank you for joining me for this #SixOnSaturday post. I hope that you enjoyed it. If you would like to know more about this hashtag, read founder Mr Propagator’s post here also find him on Twitter here.

Happy gardening

Rosie

Six flowers from my garden for July 9th
Six flowers from my garden for July 9th

Links:

  1. An update from Rambling garden about her successful open garden days.
  2. Link to Jon’s post with all the meme linkys.
  3. It may be winter in Tasmania, but Prue has her eye on some garden projects.
  4. Check out Pauline’s rare flowering Zantedeschia aethiopica
  5. Still lots to Thistles and Kiwi’s New Zealand Garden.
  6. It’s hot and dry in Chris’ Ontario garden too.
  7. Foxglove envy over on Graeme’s garden.
  8. Always great flowers in Fred’s garden.
  9. 30DaysWild is keeping the next generation of gardeners keen.
  10. Zantedeschia are going on my gardening wish list after seeing these.