I’ve been going allotmenting (my new word for gardening), a fair bit recently. Things are starting to come along in the garden, although a lot of it still looks forlorn and unloved! But I picked up some mielies at the farmer’s market on Wednesday so I planted them out yesterday. We also have pumpkins, strawberries, cucumber, peppers and chili plants planted out now. Potatoes are springing up everywhere. Like everywhere. Including in places where we didn’t plant them – one of the thrills of inheriting a garden. It’s super exciting. Most exciting though, is all the pots in the green house which have started to come up. Seeds! Turning into plants! I am over excited. Here are some photographs to show you our progress.

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This is our very wonky stand in the greenhouse. There are tomato plants on the bottom, spinach in the middle there and peppers and strawberries on top. (We’re still holding thumbs for them,)

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Our spinach.

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Some of our tomato plants. It’s going to be a tomato festival in here soon, we’ve got so many. Well, I’m hoping so anyhow.

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Watermelons! Or what will hopefully produce watermelons. I’ll be over the moon if we manage it.

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At the back are courgettes and in front, garlic.

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Our strawberries, chilli, cucumber and some hyssop. Surviving in the outdoors!


  1. Lex this is great!!! Have a fabulous time in Washington. Hope your presentation is a wow! Trudie

    • Thanks Trude. I am enjoying the garden, it’s so nice to have some outdoor space. And who knew? I can actually grow plants without killing them! Am amazed.

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