zaterdag 13 augustus 2016
It was a dark and rainy day when I visited the allotment for the first time after our holiday. My sweet neighbours at the allotment complex took care of our garden. They did a good job. It all looked beautiful.
Although there is some colour in the garden, there are not as many summer flowers as usual. Several phlox are in flower, hydrangea, gladioli and achillea, but that's about it. I almost forget the dahlia's. The flowers of the dahlia tubbers I left in the ground over winter, have opened as well. I planted some new Dahlia varieties this year, but their flowers are not visible yet. I am still waiting for the Zinnia's and Cosmos I seeded too. With a bit of luck, the best is yet to come.
Meanwhile my fruit and vegetables are doing splendidly. I have never had so many bunches of grapes before, and my plum tree is loaded. I made three pots of chutney already, but the basket I keep the plums in is still half full. And there is even more fruit on the tree....
The greenhouse provides us with a bumper crop of tomatoes. So that's going to be tomato soup and lots of tomato salad the coming days.
I want to thank you too for leaving such sweet comments on last weeks post. I haven't replied all of them yet, as I am still enjoying the last days of the girls summer vacation. We try to make the most of it.
Next week I will show you some photo's of the small dinner party I had in the garden today.
Have a lovely new week!