July is such a wonderful month in the garden – a time to sit back at watch it all flourish – except you don’t get much of a chance because it all needs picking and eating (or plonking into jars).
I’m having a hard job keeping up with the sweet peas, this is about my tenth pickle-jar packed full of highly scented blooms and there’s no sign of this single, little, magical wigwam stopping production any time soon!
The tomatoes are preparing to go equally crazy – and I can’t wait! We’ve got all manner of varieties to chomp on any day now. Waiting. Waiting…
As well as the aubergines, courgettes, peppers, chillies, blueberries, rhubarb and broccoli there are the two ancient apple trees to look forward to – one of which is getting impatient and plopping little reminders inches from my head whenever I walk underneath it, just to keep me on my toes.
Photos taken with Canon 5D MKII and 85mm f/1.8 lens