I can’t believe it is June already. The days are flying by and there is still a lot to do in the garden. I am trying to make the garden easier to maintain by planting many ground covering plants to contain the weeds. The weeds are growing in the crazyest places !! The garden looks green and lush at the moment, we had good warm weather but also a few cooler days with lots of rain.
There are more plants and bushes in bloom ofcourse but thats for next time.
I was late this year sowing the anuals so they are not in bloom yet. But the ones I bought for the windowsills are blooming nicely.
At the moment we get lots of rain, we welcome it with open arms. It has been so dry the past months and windy and hot, the drought was getting dramatic. Reserves are low as we have had several very dry years. Especially the farmers were getting desperate. It was even too dry to sow seeds.
But I took a few pictures of my garden when the weather was sunny and hot.
The grapes are growing, the figs, the tomatoes and the peppers are growing so I am happy.
I am still working in the garden, trying to make it easier to maintain, less space for weeds as I am getting older, but lately it was just too hot for me, so when the rain is gone temperatures will be lower and it will be better to work.
Herbs are so easy to grow in the garden or even on a balcony, they do really well in a pot, most of the herbs go underground for Winter but they come back in Spring.
One of the earliest herbs is the wild garlic, you can use the leafs and the flowers in a salad. Once you have it in your garden it will come back every year. When the flowers set seed it will disappear soon after and they go underground until next year in early Spring. They selfseed so you’ll have more every year. They do like a moist soil and a place in the shade, but actually they grow everywhere I think.
This one is chives, also good to use in salads, it gets lovely little pink flowers later on. Also a good grower, in my garden it has a place in the sun and it grows like mad.
This herb has the prettiest blue flowers, you can use them in drinks or salads, they tast a bit like cucumber. People also use them in ice cubes. It is one of the easiest to grow, they too selfseed but they are easy to remove if you have too many of them.
I have more herbs in the garden but I’ll talk about them some other time. I love it when I can go to the garden and pluck them to add to a salad or others you can use in soup, or make tea of it.
You really don’t need a green thumb to grow a few herbs, you don’t even need to have a garden as they will also be happy on a balcony.
A few days ago we had about 20 C°, today we have 0 C°and snow! Luckily it didn’t stay long as it wasn’t cold enough, so I took a few pictures in the garden early this morning, no sun, no blue sky alas.
The temperature is supposed to go up again slightly but nowhere near the 20 C° we had. You get so easily adjusted to eating outside, enjoying the sun, working in the garden…. it was too sonn but it felt sooo good !!