Somehow, this post ended up in my drafts folder, but as I’ve written it, here is my garden at the end of July. It actually looks fuller now, even though I started to pull plants out. Not for much longer, I suspect, though!


I was taken aback when I walked into the garden after a few days away yesterday evening. Had the plants really looked this big and productive at the beginning of the week?

garden 25 July 2015


The onions were the first thing that sprung out from the crowd. There’s a meal or two in them alright. The cucumbers also appear to be doing noticeably well, although they are still but small. At least they have been fertilised, so I won’t have the shenanigans I had this time last year. 

The greenhouse cover, you may notice, is nowhere to be seen in the photo. Did I mention before that I was taking it down while we were away?

I think not….. In any case, my rationale was in part to allow any rain to water the plants ‘in’ the greenhouse. Except it didn’t rain. I mean, in London on Friday they had a month’s rain in a day but by the time the rain clouds moved north there was obviously just a sprinkling left.

Never mind. There have been a few spots of rain now, so I’ll leave the cover off till that’s blown over and then get the plants snuggled up again under what’s left of the plastic.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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19 Responses to Lush

  1. mybrightlife says:

    Looking lovely! I am sure it is very rewarding after all the hard work.

  2. Your garden is looking good Helen have a blessed day

  3. I am so impressed on how quickly that you have transformed your garden since you gave up your alottment.

  4. I love returning to a garden after a few days away. It’s lovely to see things growing so well.

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