Monday, August 15, 2011

We came back to this!

We were away for 3 weeks and we came back to a mixed bag of changes in our garden.

The dead and dying:

We're hoping these tomatoes can be saved.  The woman looking after them said they were diseased... but the disease seems to simply be dehydration! 

We bought these lavender plants just before we left.  We were sad to see they'd passed away ... :(

I think these eggplant (or are they capsicum..?) plants can be saved.
These dead basil made be particularly sad because I'd been especially loving to them ;-( 

The disappointing:

What happened to all the lovely lush grass I hoped would be beautifying this area?
Our beautiful log slice path is full of ugly dried out split wood ... Lesson learned = treat the wood to prevent drying out!

The progress:

Yay!  The conservatory was completed without (too many) problems.
I think it's looking quite good!  I can see the potential now!
It was a surprise to see that our front fence had been rendered with slate (along with the entire neighbourhood).  Not exactly what we'd envisioned ... but once we replace the ugly green wire with horizontal lengths of wood, I think it will still look lovely.

The live and proliferating:

At this rate, it won't be long before the grapes vines are growing all over the pergola!

I was a little concerned about whether the fig would get used to it's pot, but it seems I had nothing to worry about!

Tomatoes everywhere!

These tomato plants are so full of little balls of goodness!  

A couple of regular looking cucumbers ...  I also picked several cucumbers as big as Murat's forearm!


'Pazar', a type of spinach.


And blackberries!  I cannot wait for these!
The first gifts from our garden this summer!  Thank you.


Kelly K said... [Reply]

Hi Colette! Yum - garden bounty!

Colette said... [Reply]

@Kelly K Yep! Food always tastes so much better when you grow it yourself. I bet your garden is doing beautifully too!