Friday, July 23, 2010

In the Garden 23.07.10

Can anyone tell me what bulb this flower belongs to? They pop up all over our yard during Winter, and I've no idea what they are, but they're so pretty.


Carrot and leek



I've spent a little time in the garden these past two days: Fertilising, mulching, watering and weeding.

I'm pleasantly surprised by how well most of the vegetables I planted are surviving the cold weather and frosts we've been having: We have broccoli and cauliflower in the ground, and carrots, leek, parsley and thyme in pots. The biggest challenge at the moment appears not to be the freezing cold weather, but rather snails and slugs - they are everywhere! We are regularly having to lay snail-bait but the slimy little buggers are turning out to be incredibly resilient.

A lot of the non-veggie plants have suffered the frost worst, especially the palegonias and geraniums, known to be fairly hardy plants but I guess even they are finding the inch-thick frosts we've had over the past month a little too much to bear.

I'm hopeful of picking a bunch of cauliflower, broccoli, carrot and leek in the coming weeks, as long as the weather doesnt do anything too drastic to spoil my plans!


  1. I think these flowers may be jonquils. They look like it anyway.


  2. Wow, you are doing well with your vegies to get them to grow with such severe frosts! I don't know what the bulb is, but that is the joy of moving into an established garden, all these wonderful green suprises. I have been inundated with jonquils, hundreds coming up everywhere. So pretty.

  3. It's a narciussus for sure, maybe a narcissus triandrus (don't know what they are called in english)


  4. What gorgeous veggies!

    You know, I read a ton and have covered many of the classics. But I don't think I've ever even heard of Sanditon. Interesting.


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