Flower show @ my plot 2012

There are always ups and downs at the plot….. but the flowers’ show always cheer up whatever those downs bit….

Sweet Peas and Gladiolus are my love and it seems I do not grow tired of them, as they put up with me so far and gives me their best all along….. thank you….

flower beauty from me copy

Gladiolus full bloom 2012 copy

Sweet Peas @ Bed 1 copy

Sweet Peas 2012

I have grown some Cosmos last year and it add to my love list too…. here they are I transplant some of the young seedlings from home to the plot…. they just bloom and show off their honey beauty…. come on bees and all flying insects….

Cosmos bloom copy

my lush Cosmos

My little wild flower patch has not been regulate like my other beds…. but it still coming on fine…. dinky beauty comes in between the wild growth…. again thank you for the majesty of nature….

the wild patch bed 15

the star beauty copy

Wild beauty copy

Poppy full bloom 2012 copy

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Beginning of May–year 5

Here are the views of all my beds at the allotment at the beginning of May, some are already filled and some are preparing for the newbies….

Bed 1 – Rhubarbs are flourishing…. Gladiolus, Sweet peas has planted in….. on the side the hardy Lovage, Chives and Welsh onions are coming back to live….     

Bed 1 early May 2012

Bed 2 – prepared half of the bed to become seed bed which has been sown in Pak Choy, Iceberg Lettuces, Spring Onions, Spinach, Radish, Parsley and Parsnip….. the second half of the bed has set aside for the Mange touts peas, Iceberg Lettuce….

Bed 2 early May 2012

Bed 3 – planted in some Iceberg Lettuces in between the First Early potatoes…

Bed 3 early May 2012 copy

Bed 4 – same as bed 3…..

Bed 4 early May 2012

Bed 5 – Board beans and Strawberries….

Bed 5 early May 2012 copy

Bed 6 – Main crops of potatoes…

Bed 6 early May 2012 copy

Bed 7 – Main crops of potatoes too…

Bed 7 early May 2012 copy

Bed 8 – one fifth of the plot has been planted with Board Beans through winter months… the rest of the bed will be dug for Cabbages, Calabrese and Cauliflower…(the treble C)…. Bed 9 has been dug over with compost trench through the winter months and at the moments is waiting for plants….

Bed 8 early May 2012 copy

Bed 10 – the bed of Onion (both white and red), Shallots, Garlic… this has been through the winter months…. Bed 11 is being dug over ready for Beetroot, Carrots and Sweet corns..…

Bed 9 early May 2012 copy

Bed 12 – the Raspberry bed need a bit of tidy up…. otherwise it looks promising….

Bed 10 early May 2012 copy

Bed 13 – this bed is temporary made and still a testing ground…. by the compost bin I have transplant some Spinach seedlings there and the long end has been planted in main crops Potato….

Bed 11 early May 2012 copy

Bed 14 – the Tansy plants, Comfrey plants gets along fine, and the Globe Artichoke has some new shoots showing too…. Bed 15 the wild flower bed has just sown some new wild flowers seeds……

Bed 12 early May 2012 copy

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Flower show @ vegetplotlot 2011

I can say this is a brilliant year for flowers at my plot.  As you can see in the follow images that I took from my plot…blooming beauty.

Planting flowers at the plot is really benefit for all the other vegetable and fruit crops… as they attract insects to speed up the pollinate process… my saying is without bees there is no honey, and without flowers there is no bees….

Mainly I have planted my flowers at the front and bottom of my plot… in between bed’s corner dotted some flower plants too… a collective way to round-up the insects in my plot… I think this may work for me…..

Bed 1

The front…. In this bed I have cramped in Rudbeckia, Sweet Peas, Gladioli… they are really fantastic…

Bed 1 flower galore 2011

Sweet Peas galore…. have lots of cut flowers throughout the summer… scents in heaven…..

Sweetpeas 2011

Bed 15

The bottom…. this is suppose my wild flower patch… last year I had scatter some wild flower seeds and let the nature takes the hand to see to it…It did have a very attractive result…

This year I have this Malva flowers plants coming up which I did not sow particularly, I guess it must from last year’s seeds which coming up this year… and I research about this and found that this is a perennial plant and the variety of this one is ‘Windsor Castle’…. so I have got a royal structure at my bottom of my plot…

The wonderful thing is my Raspberry bed is nearby, and with the blooming Malva not far from it…. my raspberry did have a bonus benefit….

 Malva 'Windsor Castle' 2011

Last year I saw people having good time growing Sunflowers at the plot, so I decided to grow some this year… not too bad… if I stack them up properly they may shoot up taller… by and by they look stunning when open up…..

my sunflowers 2011

Here is a clip to catch some of their beauty,…

I still looking for the name of the bee plant that I planted in between the bed… the flowers of this plant is like a tiny mini orchid and when it starts blooming… imagine many mini orchids open up and the bees are in heaven to take the nectar…… since I planted this at home seven years ago, I always fascinated when I see the attraction of the bees….. unfortunately I have misplaced this plant’s name and I given its name ‘Bees plant’… and hoping one day I’ll find its real id….

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Week 30 – Year 2 (JH Newman – Littlemore)

1st September – 6th September 2009

Littlemore Visit

We went for a coach trip to visit John Henry Newman’s Littlemore near Oxford.  After this trip I know more about this person and what a good found.  One of his quotation “Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.” that I truly agreed and has become  my motto too…Another quotation “Growth is the only evidence of life.” and this one I fully apply to the plants here at the allotment…. excellent great quote…..

Back to my plot, everything seem in the right track… Chinese leaves (cabbage) are ready to pick and have picked my first one this week….. the Pak Choi is nearly at the end of the season and I have made good use of them so far(in stir fry cooking)…..  French Runner Beans and the rest of the climbing beans has been very good this year and my freezer is full of them now….

Harvest w30y2

Gladiolus & Dahlia

At the front bed, the Gladiolus seemed has a succession of second growth which is quite nice…  recently found out … The plant Gladiolus is named after the Roman word for a gladiator’s sword, gladius, as the plant’s leaves are strikingly similar……

The late burst of Dahlia from where I have left the tubers from last year add some colourful beauty at this time of the year too….

Gladiolus & Dahlia w30y2

Spaghetti Squashes

They are getting bigger every time when I check and always coming up with one more hidden here and there…..

Spaghetti Squashes w30y2

Primo Cabbages

I have planted in 7 young Primo Cabbages which was given from Mike C’s seedlings…. they are supposed summer cabbage and I hope they can make up with the India Summer here and get growing…..

Primo Cabbage

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