Monday, June 14, 2010

Downpour

Quite a heavy downpour today in Oklahomegrownvegland and there's a chance of a further 7 inches of rain heading our way.



This, as you can see, seems to have put a dent in Tommy's hunting plans for the evening and he's not too pleased.

OK, a look around the back garden first to see how things are coming along.



The Yolo Bell Peppers are starting to make some progress after a slow start. This was due to me not getting them out sooner (because of unfavourable weather conditions) and them getting a pretty rough time of it once they did get out there. What with the high winds, blistering temperatures and getting a good chomping from various bugs they didn't get an ideal start.



The same goes for the Tomato plants but they too seem to be getting along nicely now.
At the rear and to the right of this plant you can see one of the Spicy Globe Basil plants

To the left, the White Onions are filling out.



Here's a closer shot.

The Fingerling potatoes which I'm trying out in the container look to be strong plants on the surface and don't seem to be affected by any wilt or bug attacks up to now.



I just wonder what's growing on under the surface but I'm going to be patient and wait a while before having a sneek peek.

Two new additions to the veggie plots this year are.................



Peppermint and...............................



Bee Balm.

Both have settled in well.

Now a quick update on some of the colour around the front.

I scattered a few handfuls of wild flower seed in this area early on and the birds really went to town on them. I didn't expect to see anything for our efforts but I was wrong.



This and............................



.....this look a little like tiny Snapdragons and I was wondering if they were Toad flax or something similar.

And this lovely specimen......................



.........has the appearance of a Marigold. But I'm probably wrong on all three.

Here's one I think I do know......................



Queen Anne's Lace?
Wrong! I've been reliably informed it's Poison Hemlock

And finally, here's a couple of shots of the blooms which are now on the two young Dogwood trees I planted a couple of years ago.






Cool, huh?

Enough!

Time for dinner.




Parmesan crusted Cod and a glass of Chablis.

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