Wednesday, August 06, 2008

It's a Jungle Out There!

Although I'm well and truly tired of rain, my garden has benefited greatly. It seems to like this monsoon type rain. We've had torrential pouring rain, hot sun, steamy, humid, more rain, more sun even worse humidity and so on....



Everything is growing in leaps and bounds...



at this rate I won't be able to get down the garden soon......



this is looking up the patio from the veg patch.



Some flowers are just beginning to flower....



the Red Tiger banana has really shot up.....



The Paulownia tomentosa (Foxglove Tree) of which I have 4!!!!!!!!!!!! is really growing well, this I pollard every spring and hopefully as it matures it should grow to at least 10ft each year and have leaves which can be 3ft across!!



Isn't this amazing! One whole unshredded leaf!



I'm kneeling taking this last picture which gives you some idea of the size!



Pineapple Lilly, Eucomis something or other (I'm getting there) the flowers have spotted stems!



This last one is amazing I'll have to get Cheryl to tell us its name, it begins Cea??? Anyway the bee's love it and even the leaves have a blueish tinge!



Some tomatoes I picked today, the little cherry ones are Sungold, recommended by Sarah Raven. The taste is unbelievable so sweet and juicy its also one I can eat with out upsetting certain parts of my body. The others will either be eaten by everyone else or made into pasta sauce and frozen!

7 comments:

Denise said...

Yes, the weather has certainly been on the side of the garden! We are now ready to paint the gate and fence so sun would be good!

Auntie Noo said...

My veggies are rubbish this year - most of my seeds didn't germinate so I bought a couple of plants.... they're apparently still "thinking about it" ! - I'll get veg in October! ;)

Cheryl said...

Hi Libby......It is a jungle out there....garden looks fantastic.....the benefits of a typical english summer....and the plant is cerinthe major purpurea....and it is a fantastic plant, yours I must say Libby looks really healthy.....

Libbys Blog said...

Thank you so much for your comments, I really appreciate the time you take to come and read about my day!
{{hugs}}

Weed Whackin' Wenches said...

Hi Libby! Just love the close-up on the leaf. It's quite lovely--very soothing somehow. Am smitten with your pineapple lilies. I put one in this year--a very dark leafed one called 'Oakhurst' which is supposed to have purple flowers--but doesn't look like it's going to bloom. I'm intrigued by the chutney making. The banana date one sounds lovely. Enjoy your jungle!
--Curmudgeon

Shammickite said...

Isn't that Red Tiger banana leaf beautiful???
Those sort of tropical plants would never survive here in Canada, the winters are far too harsh. Perhaps they would be OK in a very expensive greenhouse... which I don't have! Your garden is very impressive.

Maggie said...

Oooh, lucky you - tomatoes! My ones here at the caravan are still all green, and John was told no-one round here has red ones yet. We've finally got a bit of sun today, so maybe they'll grow a bit more. The ones at home were all green when we left too. I see a lot of green tomato chutney in my future! ;-)

Hugs from Bwlchtocyn