Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Collecting the First Seeds

Campsis radicans, the Trumpet vine, finally splits open. Some of the last year's capsules fell down on the ground, and have collected the seeds. I don't really need it, but a friend of mine would like to try growing the Trumpet vine from seed. 

The early blooming Allium schoenoprasum, Chives, has already brought the seeds. I am planning the new herb garden and will sow it right on the site. 

Nigella, Love-in-a-Mist is not yet ripe for the picking, but I keep a close watch on it. This one has pale pink flowers instead of usual blue. It is also a good self-seeder so, I will let few capsules to spread the seeds naturally.

Levisticum officinalis, Lovage being a bold and bushy plant, sprouted the umbrella-like flower the sky high. It is over two meters high this year! The last year, the seeds I collected from this plant, travelled literally all over the world. Happy to share it.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017


Hemerocallis fulva in full bloom.

'Elegant Candy'

'El Desperado'


H. fulva

'Crimson Pirate'

Thursday, 15 June 2017

What's Blooming in my Garden Today?


Gaura lindheimerii

Clematis sp.

Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'

Petunia sp.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Bad Neighbours

The beetroot close to lovage is small and pale green. Obviously, these two aren't the good neighbours. Now I know.
It was raining in the morning quite a lot. I am happy because I don't have to water the garden. 

The runner bean 'Firestorm' have the first flowers. With the flowers being so bright red, the name of this bean variety is well deserved.

The dwarf bean 'Amethyst' has already the first pods. It produces about 15 cm long slender pods. Pity the lovely purple colour turns into green once cooked.

The pumpkin spreads like crazy.

The cucumbers sown five days ago grow very quickly. Now I can mulch this bed as well.



Sunday, 11 June 2017

Harvesting the Peas

Some of the peas reached the peak and were ready to be harvested. This is the second time I pick the pods. There is still lots of flowers on the plants so, I didn't pull them out.  

I haven't found any unhealthy pea. 

This round brought 2 kg of peas, which will be stored in the deep freezer.