This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay

Saturday, 27 June 2015

June in the Garden

This month is flying by....

June is a great time of year for gardeners.... no more frost and its been much warmer in Northern Ireland (approx 65F / 18C). Plants in the garden seem to be thriving. I've lots of lettuces and have been eating salad every day for lunch (have lost 9 pounds). However, I keep forgetting to photograph my veg!

Here's a little snapshot of bits I've managed to photograph...
Above: A few weeks ago I planted up a small Borage plant for the bees and butterflies to enjoy. It's now 4 times the size and just about to flower
Above: Photograph of Borage in flower last year - the insects really love this plant and the flowers are edible. They look great frozen in ice cubes.
Above and Below: Other plants currently in flower.

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  1. June is my favourite time of year too. All the plants seem so full of the promise of good things to come! Hope your Borage becomes as big as last year's one - which is HUGE! (You would need a gallon of Pimms' for all that..)

  2. Let's hope for some kind weather oi we can enjoy July flowers too;

  3. June is a lovely month here too, not too hot, not too cold. But if it was 65F here, I'd be complaining that it was chilly! Congrats on the weight loss.