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2 July 2008

First of the month

(on the second – ssshhhh!)

I haven’t been in Barcelona for as long as it must seem if you’ve been waiting for me to update.  Sorry. Term is now over so there should be much more time for me to be in the garden and to let you know what has been happening.  Expect a flurry of posts over the next few days as I have plans and more plans of all sorts of exciting things to tell you.

In the meantime, take a look at where the potager is at now and how much more greenery there is compared with June. As before, if you click on the images, you will be taken to anotated photos in Flickr.

July garden

Since I wrote last I have harvested all my garlic (around 11kg of it!). Expect smelly posts soon about the joys of roasting wet garlic and my experiments with pickling garlic. Oh yes. The strawberries have been ripening faster than I can pick them and have very successfully avoided attack from slugs or birds. Evidently their position on the wall is a good one. I’m going to tell you all about my amazing strawberry ice cream recipe in the next few days. How’s that for whetting your appetite?

July potager

I am now impatiently awaiting the first proper pea harvest and my first taste of my delicious (or so I am told by Mr Flowerdew) Red Epicure broad beans. Can’t wait. Watch this space.

Filed under: First of the month — Clare @ 6:42 pm

3 responses

  1. Shala

    Your garden looks so lush and pretty. I can’t wait for the strawberry ice cream recipe, sounds delicious.

    (03.07.08 @ 1:00 pm)

  2. Clare

    Hi Shala. Thanks. Lush is one way of describing it – overgrown is another! Ice cream recipe (such as it is) now posted.

    (03.07.08 @ 6:19 pm)

  3. allotmentblogger

    Those Red Epicure broad beans are fantastic! We grew them last year and the flavour was magnificent – this year we’re trying a dwarf variety as we live in a gale-prone area and we spent more time staking the beans last year than we did eating them: but that’s partly because they are so delicious they don’t tend to hang around for long.

    (08.07.08 @ 4:55 pm)

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