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The weeds have made a lot of progress, but I see (comparing with last month’s photo) I haven’t!

On the plus side, I have been eating and giving away a huge amount of raspberries. The first flush is now over so I have taken out all of last year’s growth leaving some very leggy canes. They do have lots of flower buds on them so hopefully this autumn fruiting variety will bring some more juicy berries.

I gave them a good water and then mulched with homemade compost to help them along.

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The so-called thornless blackberries have finally started to look promising – threatening them with removal if they did not improve obviously worked.

and the loganberries have been superb!

So much weeding to do!

Joining in with The Patient Gardener’s EoMV discovered at Cathy’s Rambling in the Garden, who also hosts the fabulous In a Vase on Monday.

Pop over to both of those blogs for an international garden fest and see what REAL gardeners get up to!

Happy gardening!

 

Vase OM and EoMV

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Pan guards the entrance

flowers celebrate wildness

and happy buzzing bees

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The little stone statue of Pan was found in a reclamation yard many years ago, and then found again yesterday whilst I was weeding, hidden under some rampant aquilegias. I thought he would be better placed guarding the fairy entrance to the underworld under the oak tree, but first he had a job to do – modelling as the prop for this week’s In a Vase on Monday, hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Pop across for a gorgeous floral feast and a tour of gardens across the world.

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In the Vase: lavender, birdsfoot trefoil, cerinthe, lychnis, alchemilla mollis, and a purple thistle-flowered weed that I don’t know the name of, much loved by tiny bees.

My Flower of the Day is the BFT

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with its tiny visitor

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I’m staying in the garden to show you my EOMV hosted by Helen, The Patient Gardener

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Still lots to do but I’m getting there. I have moved a veg trug into the cage to get away from marauding sparrows. The wood was rotting so I have treated it and it awaits compost and plants.

Below is the view looking from East to West, complete with old bits of carpet keeping the strawberries clear of the soil.DSC_0003 (1)

The Autumn fruiting raspberries seem determined to take over the world – their lush growth is wonderful to see.

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On Cathy’s advice I did not cut back last year’s canes in February and I am getting a lovely early raspberry crop – Yum!!!! They are a bit smaller than last year and a bit more difficult to find under all the new growth, but worth it for being early.

The loganberry is magnificent and I have already had a few berries. It seems very happy with its north-facing position.DSC_0008 (1)

At last some decent gardening weather has turned up so I’d better get out there and clear more weeds.

Thanks for dropping by.

Yellow

YELLOW

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hot sun ripened fruit

for luscious start to my day

peach and raspberries

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Joining in with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge: START and HOT

the two sentences:

hot sun ripened fruit for luscious start to my day

for luscious start to my day, peach and raspberries

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Joining in with Jamie’s Weekly Photo challenge: YELLOW

Celebrating my first attempt to grow peaches – their yellow flesh – delicious!

What a joy it is to eat fresh peaches and raspberries newly picked from the garden for breakfast on top of muesli – I am so thrilled that I CAN grow peaches. Although they were small they were juicy and delicious – must thin them out a bit more next year for bigger fruits.

You know how I love to combine challenges so prompted by Cee’s entry into another photo challenge, I am entering this post into Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge, topic: FOOD

Hop across to Cathy’s post and get a flavour of her photo entry too – mmm!

And Melissa with another mouthwatering photo, she has entered the haiku challenge too – Hurray! My Haiku/Photo Challenge buddy is back after a very busy summer season.

And Jamie has gone for something fishy.

Next week the prompt word is EMPTY.