Friday, 25 June 2010

Back To The Garden

It's a sunny day here in North Lincolnshire. I could blog about vegan sausages, Pineapple chutney or how much I love Coconut Kārums, but instead here's some photo's of what's happening in the garden.

These are Golden Sweet peas, which have been producing lots of delicious, sweet & juicy mange tout style peas, they're so tasty I've been adding them raw to salads. The peas are quite tall, they've almost reached my height! They came from Seeds of Distinction (though you can find them in a variety of seed catalogues). This is my first year of trying their seeds, and have found them to be excellent quality with high germination rates. I'll definitely be saving seeds from these to grow next year!
The other thing I love about these peas is their beautiful pale blue flowers - so pretty against the green leaves!

Ezethas Krombek Blau is the tongue-twisting name of another pea variety I'm trying out this year. It grows as tall as the Golden Sweet, but with delicate pink-purple flowers. They are a real pleasure to look at when pottering about in the garden. The pods are an impressive dusky purple, though apparently the peas themselves are green.
I'm also growing green peas, Asparagus peas & Parsley peas too!

The Barn Swallows that nest each year in my woodstore zip around me catching insects while I'm gardening. They quickly worked out that I wasn't a threat when they first arrived, just some lumbering great herbivore. So I've been able to watch the chicks get fatter & fatter over the last few weeks. It's a miracle they can all still fit in that nest!

Where ever you are, I hope you have sun, good company & a patch of earth to dig in

1 comment:

mangocheeks said...

The pale blue flowers for the peas sound lovely, a pleasant change fromt he snowy white.

So how tall are you that the peas are overtaking you? :D Don't need to answer that, just me being silly. I'm 5'2 by the way.