Summer delights

26 06 2014

After the high of garden opening , we relax back into day to day gardening and letting the odd weed grow! We spend out time where it has most impact such as the veg garden (and removing blanket weed from the pond!). Every year there are areas of the garden that do really well and others that disappoint and of course they change each year. The pond is a constant delight and this year we have enjoyed watching thousands of tadpoles develop into hundreds of small frogs that have provided food for birds! There are a few left, ready to grow into big frogs.
We have had the best ever broad bean crop but the courgettes have been attacked by slugs and the tomatoes have suffered from a cold spring. The peonies and irises have been great as usual and the lavender is looking spectacular.

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