Sunday, May 18, 2014

A short garden walk

Despite the early planting, diligent watering and weeding I am losing the gardening battle again this year. Not everything is lost but I would say half of what I planted is dead, or near dead, or fruiting before it has had ample time to grow.
my roses have been doing well and after much trimming and pruning throughout the autumn the shrubs in front of my house are actually blooming.
I don't know what the shrubs are called, what I can say is they are quite fragrant and the bees are happily buzzing around the flowers.
Some of my tomato plants have begun to bear fruit the plants are not yet two feet tall which surprises me,
Roma tomato
roma plant #2
My limes are doing well and the tree is full of fruit forming, the lemon tree has a few fruits too but they are struggling no need for a photo of those.
the snow peas are still doing well despite the fact half of the plant dried up and turned brittle brown just like the green beans which really surprised me because I had harvested a nice bunch and then we had 4 days of rain and when I went to see if I could get another harvest they were dried up.
cauliflower head 
One of the cauliflower plants is forming a head and something has been eating the leaves, I have checked both sides of all the leaves and have caught the munching culprit, but I'm sure I will.
The broccoli and cauliflower before I start weeding, this is after 2 days of rain, they are growing very well in this spot, the 4 plants in the cement block bed are not doing as well.
This is another look at my red rose.


  1. How time flies... look at all your things growing. Simply wonderful! :)
    Smiles :)

  2. I know how you feel. I'm going through a difficult time with my summer squash, last year also. From what I can see you garden looks great. The rose is beautiful. A great shade of red. Have a wonderful week ahead.
    Bobbie Lynn