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Today was a very good day despite being hungover and feeling the excesses of the previous night. I went to Valeries garden visit and it was wonderful to see everyone again - I have missed the visits. I then came home, had a nap and then played in the garden in the warm afternoon.

Spring has well and truly sprung in my yard. I’m already harvesting peaches from the tree at the front but my angel peach has only just set fruit.¯_(ツ)_/¯ oh well, I’ll have an extended harvest so I’m not complaining.

The garden flowers seem to have burst, as if over night.  

How can you not love life when this is your afternoon? 

The harvests are still bountiful.  I won’t repost, but I harvest a full basket of food about twice per week.  When the mulberries are in full swing (soon), I can harvest a basket of mulberries alone!

So many things growing well at the moment.  Peas are finally doing well.  I’m going to save seeds from my strongest to see if I can have success again next year.  

My latest planting of brassicas are doing well under their net which gives them just enough protection from the sun to keep them thriving. 

Im also trying some cucumbers in the ground as they don’t seem to well lately for me in the wicking beds.   I’ve also got some carrots and a random bean popping up too.  The bully nasturtiums is of course trying to take over.  If anyone can recommend a true clumping type, I’d greatly appreciate it. 

The strawberries are doing so well.  At least 600g per week being harvested and they just look beautiful. 

Well that’s it from me guys.  I’m loving this beautiful time of the year and hope all your gardening adventures are a success. 


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Comment by Christa on Saturday

Gee Whiz Susan, if Angela hadn't commented on your August blog, I would not have seen it.  You always manage to do well with your strawberry crop up high on the fence.  I am interested in your yellow pieces of place with all the bugs on them, do you cover them with a paste or something else.  They seem to work well.  You have a great supply of mulberries.  Well done.

Comment by angela holmes on Friday
Hi susan. Your garden is amazing. I am particulaly envious of your strawberries. I dont know how you put them on a fence and not have them thieved......anything i put near the fence gets eaten (possums i think). How are you enjoying your grapes? As i recall you were trying a pink iona. How is the fruit?
Comment by Susan on August 31, 2021 at 6:42
Thanks everyone. Valerie, they are from diggers Can’t remember the name but you buy them in a pack
Comment by Sophie on August 30, 2021 at 11:39

amazing ! well done. looking glorious

Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on August 30, 2021 at 9:19

wow you really do such a great job! as always seeing your garden and produce inspires me to get more out of our plot! 

Comment by Dave Riley on August 30, 2021 at 9:05

Hey there, Ms GreenThumb -- that looks glorious.

Comment by Valerie on August 30, 2021 at 8:52

That looks fabulous. 

What are the corner bits that you use on the bamboo frames?

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