Wednesday, July 26, 2006

its hot

the house themometer is up to its top temperature of 30ºC/85ºF, and it seems cooler in here than outside. The hose has been on in the garden since 10am, the vegetables need it and for the first time this year I am watering the flower beds.
this carnation, Fenbow Nutmeg, has the most amazing smell of cloves. I grew them from seed last year.
Phacelia tanacetifolia, planted as a green manure, its very pretty so I think it can have a bigger patch next year.

Harvesting: the last Red Duke of York potatoes, one small handfull of black currants, carrots, broad beans, french beans, snap peas, peas, lettuce, onions, shallots, courgettes, cabbage, chard, turnips. I am still waiting for a tomato!

9 comments:

Wildside Musing said...

Yes, very pretty for a manure! ;-)

It's been about that hot inside our house this week too! Thankfully overcast and cooled down some now...

peppylady said...

look so nice

patsy said...

we are having cooler weather in the 90's instead of 100 plus. enjoyed the photos

Michael said...

It's been over 30°C in the shade here all day as well, plus gobs of humidity. Great for paddling and rolling, but little else.
Did you have a look at my Reford Garden entry? You'd love visiting the spot, right on the river, with a rushing stream, a 20's style cottage and acres of flower gardens. A real must see! Oh why was I born out of the nobilty, poor and without prospects? LOL

snappy said...

Ha ha you have carnations and you think they smell like cloves.In my madness after photographing my carnations i picked two to try and smell them for scents.
I got a mixture of honey and cloves.Why do they smell like that?
Mine grew from seeds too, and have been a source of cut flowers for the house.Too hot though, it was 30 degrees here, and in the house its still 28.Sweating...

clairesgarden said...

Wildside, think everywhere and everybody is hot, its a shame abotuthe manure, I think I'll wait for them to go to seed before digging them in, then they can self seed too.
Peppylady, thankyou
Patsy, your cool is still hotter than my hot!
Michael, I have looked at your garden photos, don't worry about not being nobility, most of them were a bad lot, see I am currently reading a book about the clearances. . .
Snappy, they smell like that just cos we like them! love your photographs! I lived in yorkshire for a couple of years, but all the gardening I did then was to let a horse keep the grass short. . .

Norene said...

what a wonderful sounding garden. you grew currants! who cares if it's just a small handful. you grew currants!

clairesgarden said...

Norene, I am very pleased with my currants, they were added to a bowl of museli and were very nice thankyou! I see you are into growing yourself!!

Kerri said...

You always show me something different...this time it's the Phacelia. I looked in my plant encyclopedia and it shows a pic of campanularia...a blue flower, not unlike the small campanula. It doesn't show this one. Does it have a common name? You have lots of lovely veges. Lucky you. Mmmm, currants! We've been eating blueberries (yum), but not our own. Our bushes aren't big enough yet.