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I post in shame. Life got a tad in the way this month, and the garden suffered for it. However, it’s important to document our failures as wells as our successes, and this month has been a lesson in what happens when you do bugger all for your plants. I’m also away for the next three weeks, so things are likely to get worse before they get better.

However, our land lord is finally putting up a new back and side fence for us, which is a major triumph (you’ll see in the pic below that our current fence is rather weathered and missing several slats). Even better, we’ll be home (from our honeymoon!) just in time for autumn planting, and I plan to be a gold star gardener from then on.

So what has been happening in the patch? Things are going to seed. I’ve been picking the flowers off the basil, mint and rosemary to keep them prospering, but we weren’t eating the lettuces, so I’ve let them go. However, our beetroots and tomatoes have THRIVED. We’ve been enjoying wonderful meals of homegrown roast beetroot and potatoes and making our own pasta sauce with homegrown toms, basil and garlic.

Hoping to have more news and pics that I can be proud of in March.

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Not abandoned, just neglected.

Lettuce gone to seed.

Lettuce gone to seed.

All is not lost. The marigolds are still looking on the bright side.

All is not lost. The marigolds are still looking on the bright side.

Tomatoes and basil continue to thrive.

Tomatoes and basil continue to thrive.

So many tomatoes!

So many tomatoes! This is just one day’s harvest.

 

 

 

 

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