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In the midnight garden

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The allotment has an allure as the produce starts coming in. During a busy week while the evenings are light it often happens that we visit very late.

On this occasion it was 10.00pm and getting dark any second.

Lurking in the gloom there were delights to be found.

wow!

My plan to grow gherkins from seed instead of cucumbers has started to work. We had four this week.

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This spooky sunflower looks like an alien bloom.

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Most excitingly the exotic Achocha has tiny fruitlets. It may yet become this years triffid!

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Meanwhile we harvested the strongly scented flavours of our meal; mint, coriander, chives, Thai basil, cucumber and raw courgette.

The recipe for that is here.

It’s great on the plot at night!

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7 comments on “In the midnight garden

  1. lindaswildlifegarden
    July 4, 2014

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Awesome post and thank you for sharing have a blessed weekend Liz

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  2. kennymack2
    July 4, 2014

    Yummy!! And great photos too!

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  3. silverbells2012
    July 4, 2014

    Looks like things are going very well!

    I love going into my garden as it is getting dark: you do get a different perspective.

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  4. Rambling Woods
    July 5, 2014

    I love our yard at night….except for the skunk which is very nearsighted

    Like

    • lizard100
      July 5, 2014

      A skunk. Our mouse is a sweet thing. I’ve written a post about her.

      Like

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