Sunday, 25 July 2010

In the garden

Things have been growing like crazy lately, with all the rain and hot weather. The morning glories on the net against the patio have finally realised what they are supposed to be doing and we see some beautiful blooms every morning.

Most are this pale purple or light blue colour but there are also some lovely dark blue ones and some light and dark pink flowers too.

The vegetable patch appears to be entirely corn, but there are a couple of mini-tomato plants hidden away in there too. We're getting about half a dozen little tomatoes a day; nothing compared to last year, but enough really. The mystery, possibly-a-cucumber, plant turned out to be a stray gourd which is now winding it's way around everything in its path...

There's a lot of variety in the development of the corn, but the bigger stalks are forming ears now. It looks like H will soon be able to harvest some, but I suspect that K and I may miss it all :-(

No-one feels much like cutting the lawn in this weather (or doing housework for that matter), but it did get done in the end yesterday. Luckily it grows much slower that a British lawn, so it won't need to be cut again for a while now. I think it's looking pretty good...

Project Shade For The Patio is finally coming to fruition - just as we're about to leave the country. It'll still be very hot and sunny when we get back though, so hopefully I'll be able to enjoy it then. As well as the morning glories, there are a couple of gourd plants climbing up the net and there are several cute little gourds hanging around there now too.

To give you an idea of how quickly it's all growing, the following photo was taken on July 11th, back when it was still very wet and not quite as hot as it is now:

And here's how it looked this morning, about 2 weeks later:

Pretty much all the credit for the garden must go to H, who weeds and waters every day after work. Thank you H, you're doing a great job!

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