Co Antrim Garden, Northern Ireland

This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg & flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create an outdoor personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre of wild meadows.

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Thursday, 16 September 2010

Shrubs thru Ivy Tunnel

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Left: Photos are a good way to see your garden from a different perspective! I was looking at this photo thinking this area has alot of green but lacks colour. The pink heather provides a little late summer/ autumn colour; the calendula self seed and provide yellow flowers but I definitely need more wow factor! (A bit of a project to work on.)
Plants pictured:
Variegated Ivy, Ornamental grass, Calendula annual flowers, Box hedge, Heather (pink), Harry lauder's walking stick, palm trees.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Cabbage Golden Acre

Time to harvest? I'm ready to make vegetable soup!

The seed pack describes this variety as, "fast growing, early, traditional favourite." This may be one of only two cabbages I manage to get this summer without being devoured by caterpillars. I am definitely a fan of container gardening!

Variety: Cabbage Golden Acre, Homebase, 175 seeds, 39 pence per pack.