Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Strawberries and Sunflowers

Its a glorious morning! I have just been up on the roof with my morning cuppa to check on my garden and I'm pleased to report that the veg all made it through the night. The little windbreak round the beans seems to be working, the tomato plants I planted out are perky and the de-cloched carrots seem to have recovered themselves nicely. Its so warm, and the strawberries and sunflower heads are forming .. roll on summer!!


Dave Coulter said...

Wow. You're at least month ahead of us. Might be able to put out tomatoes, etc. in another couple weeks here... :)

CarolynLBoyd said...

I so enjoy your blog! I'll be coming back for information and advice on my own garden!

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

What a fantastic blog!!! You have a beautiful blogging voice and I love your photos.

We're still having frost in the mornings but the radishes and peas are planted in the garden and are hanging in there.

I used to knit and crochet like crazy. :-)


Hedgewitch said...

Dave, we are having wonderful warm summery weather (supposed to last all week) following a spell of mild wet weather which seems to have got everything growing! I just hope it stays like this .. its early days in May yet, and all the experienced gardeners say hang fire till all risk of frost is over at the END of May. We'd have to be very unlucky, in London, to have any problem and I can bring stuf in from the roof into the house if I need to (the joy of container gardening!) But better keep your fingers crossed for me, just in case!

welcome, Carolyn, and thank you :-)
hope to see you again .. though I'm something of a novice gardener to be advising anyone else, lol!

so nice to see you, nature nut! thank you very much for your kind comments.. that's really encouraging for me (I'm still quite new to blogging). Once a knitter, always a knitter, you know .. bet you pick up those sticks again one day!

Naturegirl said...

Lovely! You speak of Summer and I am just home entering my Spring here in Canada! Oh my garden is all perky and full of blossoms! Shall post soon to share! You've not seen my garden however you can click on my archives from last year..I specialize in roses and secret gardens!!
I am so pleased that you enjoyed my view through the camera lens of the Grand Canyon! Thank you for all your comments in the many posts I shared of my travels in Arizona!!
hugs NG xo

P.S. loved the facts about your hedgewitch tree on your other blog!!

Cheryl said...

What a lovely combination sunflowers and strawberries. Bright, colourful and speaking of summer. Weather has been lovely here, so warm, everything is shooting up.

Rose said...

As Dave said, you are several weeks ahead of us. I won't even plant tomatoes for another week or two. Yummm, strawberries--that always signals the beginning of summer for me, too.

April said...

You have a nice thriving garden there. I'm just beginning to sow seeds of radish,lettuce,spinach...and the perennials are slowly coming back to life. All the best with your garden. :)

Hedgewitch said...

hello one and all, and apologies for the lapse in communications (we have been without internet access here today.. horror!)

naturegirl, so great to see you .. it must be strange for you to be back home after your travels? but maybe one of the greatest joys of travelling is the homecoming.. I hope this is true for you. Looking forward to seeing your garden - I am a great lover of roses :-)

cheryl, so glad you are having the gorgeous weather, too!

hi rose.. yes, it does seem that summer is here somewhat early this year! we are enjoying it, because sometimes we don't really get a summer at all in England (not to speak of anyway) lol!

thank you, april :-) I wish you a successful season in your veg garden!

Nutty Knitter said...

And I thought I was the only one to inspect the progress in the garden first thing every morning! :D

Those strawberries are going to be WONDERFUL!

Hedgewitch said...

I hope so, nutty .. I love strawberries!

I shall think of you inspecting your garden when I'm up on the roof of a morning :-)