Friday, 31 July 2009

My garden

Last Saturday, I spent the day in my garden doing some long overdue weeding. My boyfriend and I have bought a house but were not living in it while we're having work done to it. Thistles and dandelions had taken over! Seriously, the thistles had grown to about 5 foot tall, so I really had my work cut out! I started to feel bad taking them all out though; my garden was literally overrun with bees, wasps, and butterflies - all of which I love. In fact, I soon forgot all about weeding and instead focused on trying to take some photos of them!

You can see more similar photos on my flickr.

I was pleased to see that all my veggies I'm growing were still doing well, in fact I picked a lot of stuff and threw it onto the barbeque that night:

The potatoes were some that just sprang up out of nowhere; I think the man who lived in the house before us was a keen gardener, when I was digging up one of the beds I have my veggies in I found loads of potatoes, but I thought I'd got them all out. They've been springing up all over the place! I'm not complaining now though; they were absolutely delicious. The raspberries were there when I moved in too, I thought they were blackberry brambles but now I have an abundance of raspberries! Unfortunately, soon after taking this picture I accidentally dropped the bag of raspberries and delicate as they are turned into raspberry coulis instead!

I can't wait to get down there this weekend and see what else I can pick!


Run Wild Horses said...

What a gorgeous picture. The butterfly looks amazing.

Natalie said...

I love the pictures! You're so lucky to have such a beautiful garden where you can grow some of your own food. I've been hitting the farmer's markets like crazy over the summer, but it's nothing compared to actually working with your own plants.

Good luck!
Natalie (nicesnow)

lovepossum said...

i can't wait to have a vege patch of my own some day! my nanna used to have raspberries are her place in tasmania, they were sooo yummy, and she made th most amazing kiss biscuits with them! lovely blog, happy gardening :)

cindi said...

the thistles are beautiful. and there is nothing wrong with a nice lavendar thistle now and then.


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