Saturday, 23 August 2008

Garden Glory

Last year was my first successful attempt at growing produce, this was a direct result that I watered my plants on a regular basis. Before this I was fondly referred to as the "Angel of Death" in the plant world.

This really motivated me to try again and I am so excited to show you how well my garden is growing. I would have loved to have a completely organic garden, but I have been fighting a loosing battle with snails - so I have resorted to snail-ban.

Here is the swiss-chard.

Cauliflowers are looking good - yummy!

Lots of lettuce, which will be ready for great summer salads.

Lavender, just because it looks and smells so beautiful.


Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

I lost my garden because of snails and the dread worm that operates in the night, so have to start from scratch. Your plants looks so healthy!!!

Rose&Thorn said...

Nina - That's my biggest problem, they "only come out at night"!

justfoodnow said...

Okay, now I'm reqlly impressed!

Jeanne said...

Very impressive! I also have a running battle with snails, and these ghastly little caterpillars that come after my nasturtiums and end up eating everything else. Have you tried saucers of beer to deal with the snails? It definitely works for slugs - the little suckers like the taste and drown - at least they die happy!

I have some very happy tomatoes ripening on the vines; some butternut that flowers a lot but seems unable to set fruit; and some chillies that are about to flower.

Rose&Thorn said...

Jeanne - I just heard the other day about the beer trick, definitely going to give it a try. I also have heard that tobacco dust work well too! You garden sound very promising.

Jeremiah 17: 7-8

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. He will be like a tree planted by the water."

It is not your business to succeed, but to do what is right : when you have done so, the rest lies with God.
C.S. Lewis

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