Watering while you're on holiday
Sweet peas, scent and colour and easy to grow

Reviewing my garden, post holiday

i've just got back from 2 weeks in Normandy France. A great holiday with 2 weeks of watching my son

playing on the beach, having lie-in's and eating & drinking far to much.  While i've been away, my garden has been growing well, thanks to more rain in England than in France, and the help of Mum & Dad and neighbours on watering the greenhouse. So after a leisurely stroll round my back garden here are my highlights, and thoughts for moving on.
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The Blueberries are nearly ready to pick, but only the ones that are covered in netting. The pot that got left out had been stripped bare by the birds



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My apple tree is groaning under the weight of the fruit, - I should have been a bit more judicious on my thinning at the end of June, - it is also showing signs of codling moth in some of the apples, so i'll have to use those for juicing and buy some traps to hang in the tree.


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My Velvet Queen Sunflowers are starting to look good, and the sweet peas are finally growing, although both could do with more support.
  



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Which the Runner beans could also do with more of, as my home grown hazel poles arn't strong enough for my lovely beans




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But I have got some great tomatoes coming, - just need to take out all the overgrown side shoots and keep feeding them so I can show them at the Horticultural show in September.



I've blown hopes of my fuschia doing well in the Autumn show, as that didn't get enough water while I was away, and i'll be kept busy tomorrow with lawn mowing and weeding, but generally i'm pleased with the progress in my absence.

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