Hooray for summer! The garden has really grown and is a riot of weeds, grasses…
Suddenly we have colour. No longer is the garden green with white from the jasmine and yellow from the courgette, but there are purples and pinks, oranges and reds. The wildflower seed mix I sowed in spring is blooming and attracts hundreds (I guess) of bees and hoverflies. No butterflies yet though, sadly.
The slugs and snails continue to be my mortal enemies. All the runner beans and all but one of the cabbages have been eaten by them. Bah.
Most excitingly, we are starting to harvest some of our vegetables. We’ve had a few courgettes, tomatoes and potatoes. The potato crop wasn’t great, I blame planting too late and too many in the container, but so, so delicious boiled and served in lashings of butter and mint. Yum.