Kate's garden

Apples from the tree in the garden :-)

They are so tasty and every year I let most of them fall off the tree for the wasps to eat; so this year I have decided to try and preserve some for winter. Watch this space!





Runner beans are such an easy vegetable to grow.

If you are thinking about growing your own next year here are 3 different methods: traditional bamboo wigwam, over an arch or trellis, in a large container (here you can see I used an inexpensive plastic trug which I simply drilled some holes in the bottom of). Just pop the seeds in the ground or container in early summer once nights have warmed up and all risk of frost has passed. These plants really hate cold so I have found its best to wait until it has really started warming up outside before planting.

If you have runner beans in your garden remember to keep picking, the more you pick the more you get!





Lovely Norfolk





Part 7: East Ruston Vicarage Garden.





Some flowers picked from the garden this morning.





Part 6: East Ruston Vicarage Garden.





Part 5: East Ruston Vicarage Garden.





Our harvest this morning. These tomatoes are a variety called Golden Nugget, they are always a heavy, early cropper with lovely sweet yellow fruits.

I would highly recommend this variety it has always been really successful for me.





hortushorrei:

Lavatera trimestris seeds gathered today in the Hortus Horrei, Mantua.

My mums garden always has a lavetera growing somewhere. These seed pods remind me of my childhood, I remember picking them off the plant and popping all the seeds off each pod.

(via misadventured-piteous-overthrows)





Part 4: East Ruston Vicarage Garden.





So I decided to dig up the rest if the potatoes, in the end I only dug up half. Wowsa! I need some more potato recipes.

So I decided to dig up the rest if the potatoes, in the end I only dug up half. Wowsa! I need some more potato recipes.





Part 3: East Ruston Vicarage Garden.





plantedcity:

"How to grow 100 pounds of potatoes in 4 square feet"

plantedcity:

"How to grow 100 pounds of potatoes in 4 square feet"





Part 2: East Ruston Vicarage Garden.