May has brought out all the remaining leaves and lush green growth is everywhere.The last trees in my garden to leaf up are the huge old beech trees and my aged apple tree. Once they have their coats on they seem to herald in the Summer.
This old apple tree produces over twenty bin bags of cooking apples. I can’t use them all so I leave half for the overwintering birds and share the rest with friends and neighbours.
I love this little stand, it holds some of my salad and herbs and it’s outside the kitchen door so it’s easy to pop out while cooking and gather a few basics.
The greenhouse is now packed and plants are spilling out….everywhere!
To cope with the sudden emergency, old tables and trolleys are pulled from the garage and loaded with plants…
On this old trolley I used left over tiles as shelving….a girl simply HAS to get a little creative to stay ahead of the game!
Even the top of this storage box has been called into play!
My two mini greenhouses are also packed to overflowing….and hundreds of plants have already been planted out. Oh don’t you just love the growing season!
Every inch of ground gets used, here I’ve planted some rocket and tomato plants amongst the fruit bushes….
And have popped some lettuce into this little border too! Each day I can now pick an array of salad leaves, rocket and spinach along with wonderful fresh herbs. I tell you what, home grown sure kicks supermarket produce into touch for taste.
My potatoes, broccoli, carrots, peas, beans, garlic and onions are romping away, just the way I like it! And apart from greenfly and slug/snail attacks, garden beasties are keeping their distance. Fingers crossed it stays that way.
And finally….remember my latest hedgehog, Howie, the little guy who lost his spines??? Well, I’m DELIGHTED to announce that they are growing back! The vet decided to add a zinc supplement to his food which has worked absolute wonders in a matter of weeks! So once he is fully prickled up and taken off the zinc and monitored for a while he shall be released….how marvelous is that eh?