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Garden Promise

Warning!!!

If you’ve had enough of photos of weird green photos of plants and stuff. Look away now!

Every now and again when you grow things you find there’s times when the garden is overwhelming with excitement and promise.

And every now and again as a gardener you can’t help but get excited.

Then as a blogger who writes about their garden it’s impossible to avoid getting over excited on the page!

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Look, look!!!! Red flowers from climbing beans! (Don’t ask me what kind, I don’t remember stuff like that!)

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These red flowers are totally different! They are from asparagus peas a really weird plant that crawls along the ground and produces pods with wings! How cool is that!

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Now this little beauty is a gherkin. I’m growing them instead of cucumbers this year cos cucumbers aren’t that successful! At the moment it’s about 2.5cm long and it has a gazillion siblings waiting to grow too.

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Now this cute plant is a nasturtium. The flowers will be edible. This one has variegated leaves, all exciting and striped!

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The amazing blackcurrant plant, has been very busy. Under her leaves loads of berries have been secretly ripening. Now there are tonnes and they will need picking!

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Now this baby is so exciting I can’t contain my enthusiasm. It’s a perennial walking onion! This weird flowery bit at the top of the stalk flops down to the ground. Then it will re grow. It should be able to continue right through the year.

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And finally the piece de resistance the one plum tree has good news…. Triplets!

We may have to consider changing her name!

So that’s the photos for now. Weird and wonderful!

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20 comments on “Garden Promise

  1. lindaswildlifegarden
    June 25, 2014

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Awesome Liz never get tired of reading other folks lovely gardens and the harvest to come Liz have a blessing of a day

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  2. ladyofthecakes
    June 25, 2014

    You are… quite, quite mad šŸ˜‰

    P.S. Besides the flowers, I also like nasturtium leaves, and those variegated ones would look very pretty in a salad…

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    • lizard100
      June 25, 2014

      That’s me mad as a box of frogs!

      I’ve not tried nasturtium leaves but will do now. Thanks for the tip!

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      • ladyofthecakes
        June 25, 2014

        They’re quite peppery, brace yourself šŸ˜‰

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      • lizard100
        June 25, 2014

        So a bit like the flowers then. That’s good. Mind you we’ve pickled the seeds before as poor mans capers and they’re pretty spicy too!

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  3. Expat Eye
    June 25, 2014

    That gherkin plant looks like it’s about to attack šŸ˜‰ And a walking onion? What the…?

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    • lizard100
      June 25, 2014

      Yep! It’s weird! But that’s the way we roll! Surprised you didn’t pick up on pea pods with wings! Wait till there’s photos of them eh?

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  4. Joanna Dobson
    June 25, 2014

    I totally understand and share your excitement! šŸ™‚

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    • lizard100
      June 25, 2014

      Thanks. It’s daft but hard to contain the excitement!

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  5. bcparkison
    June 25, 2014

    Looks like your garden is paying off. We have a large plot of “walking” onions and I really don’t have a clue what to do with them. We have eaten them like small green onions but other than tha tI have heard they are grown for their tops???

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    • lizard100
      June 28, 2014

      I’ve yet to figure out how to harvest or eat them! Will need to do some research now. Based on permaculture principles we’ve tried to add permanent crops to the garden but they have implications for knowledge next.

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  6. tootlepedal
    June 26, 2014

    Your blackcurrants look very inviting. Ours are still green.

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    • lizard100
      June 26, 2014

      Hmmm got to find time to pick them and process them next!

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  7. Rambling Woods
    June 27, 2014

    Congrats…looks like the kids are happy and thriving

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  8. Chloris
    June 27, 2014

    It is all looking great. I love your red bean flowers. And walking onions sound fun.
    Now is the moment when all your hard work pays dividends.

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  9. Becky A
    June 27, 2014

    I have some asparagus pea seeds for next year so it is lovely to get a sneak preview. They are very pretty!

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    • lizard100
      June 27, 2014

      They are great. Pick em small before they get stringy.

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