28 July 2011

Grow your own - 2011 July update

We've had a mixture of weather here in Greater London and the plants don't know if they are coming or going. Some have been slow, some have thrived. We've had a lot of courgettes but many of them aren't getting to a 'decent' size. Some of the small ones have become mouldy quickly so we reckon the plant may of had an infection?

Sugar Snap Peas


Tomatoes waiting to turn red


Corn on the cob

Every year we are going to try and grow something we wouldn't usually have. This year we've tried sweetcorn. So far they are looking good!
I have plans put them in some foil with a knob of butter and cook them over the BBQ....yummy : P

Pretty Dahlias 

Naughty pussy cat!

I guess with growing your own it is a learning curve. Each year we will learn from our mistakes and know a few tricks.

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I entered my cat Timberlake into a cat competition...muhahaha. He's the kind of cat that hates fuss so if he knew I did this i'm sure he'd hate it!

If he wins we will get a years worth of cat food.

If you get a chance could you please vote for him here.  They send you an e-mail and you just have to click on the link in the e-mail to confirm it (it may be in your junk folder!).

In his picture he is covered in chalk. My brother drew all on our patio with 'sidewalk chalk' and the cat loved it! He was covered in pink for a good few hours..heehee! 

Thank you!

Gemma xXx 


  1. wow gem, you are doing an amazing job in the garden!!! how clever are you? I think you have better weather over there for growing stuff than us, but well done! Love how you called your cat timberlake!!! so funny! will go and vote now! Have a wonderful day!
    Laura xx

  2. The veg are coming along nicely, such a great achievement. I've voted for you, good luck, hope he wins xxx

  3. sounds like you had a great weekend, ours was busy too, but not as much good food as you had!!!

    your garden looks amazing, by the way, and i bet you can't wait to start harvesting....

    hugs, cindy


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