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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Growing some ourselves

Foxgloves have seeded everywhere in the garden, but I still like them so most are allowed to stay. It's just a shame that the majority are plain old pink.
Now Les has built some staging I can lift the planter of tumbler tomatoes off the ground...I think there's two red ones and a yellow. Can't wait till we're picking these.
The salad leaves recovered since Milly decided to scramble in them...so we do have just a little bit of pick your own.


  1. I don't think there's anything "plain" or "old" about your pink foxgloves, they're lovely!

  2. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your foxgloves especially because their pink. They are beautiful ;-)

  3. I grow leaf lettuces each year but this year have three tomato plants to try too. I have done cherry tomatoes but a lady had these little plants for free at a roadside stand and I though why not try.

    I love your foxgloves. We have them at Cranberry Cottage all through the garden and in the woods next to our house. Most of them are pink but we also get some white ones. It is fun to see what they decide to come up each year.

    Hugs from Holland ~

  4. Foxgloves are lovely whatever their colour, I'm enjoying all the wild ones at the moment.

  5. Your garden is coming to life so beautifully...and those salad leaves look very inviting (and the plastic tray idea is great!)

  6. This is my first year of growing my own and I'm enjoying both the process and the delicious salad. I can't wait to taste my tomatoes, but have a little while to wait as the flowers are only just starting to appear. Happy gardening!


  7. I like the plain old pink ones. I have mainly cream ones in my garden. x

  8. I so envy your foxgloves...the pink are just perfect ! Now following xx Ava