Everything but the annual summer flowers made it through the storm almost completely unharmed, and the annuals are still alive, they’re just lying down. So surprised!
INSANE rain/thunder/hail storm! 40 cm of rain in less than an hour! So scared to look at my plants…! ;___;
I’ve bought two daturas this year, this one and a white one, and they’re both doing really well! My niece is extremely fascinated and scared of it, which is hilarious. She keeps wanting to touch it whilst simultaneously panicking about it and asking a million questions about how it could kill you. She does the same with foxgloves!
Seeing lots of bumble bees, but undeniably few honey bees. :/ Have only seen about four ladybirds too!
Time for a long overdue update! I haven’t been on tumblr much at all lately, hence the lack of posts.
I’m a bit disappointed with the garden this year. The weather has been so odd this summer; cold for too long, then storms, and now 30+ celsius and more, with full sun. Many of the plants got off to a bad start and hasn’t had the time to catch up, so they are puny and won’t deliver any fruit. The leafy greens have been particularly odd, I’m not sure why. Can’t seem to give them the right amount of water for some reason. They grow well to begin with, and then either wilter or start blossoming.
Can’t seem to get any more radishes, though they grew just fine in the beginning of the summer. I *think* the cucumber plants are getting better; they got hit pretty bad by the storms and cold and have yet to deliver any cucumbers that don’t shrivel up and die, but they have lots of little cucumberlings now, so hopefully they’ll get better. The tomato plants look good and have some fruits on the way, but not as many as I would like. Hopefully they’ll do better soon. A bit disappointed in the strawberries. They looked so promising with lots of flowers, but there hasn’t been many berries. :/
The carrots are doing well, and the sweetcorn seems to do okay too, though I might have grown too few of them, but I don’t particularly care about the actual corn, I mostly just think they look nice. Excited about the pumpkins! The potatoes are doing great too. Some of them are ready to eat. The blackberries I planted last year seem super happy!! Very excited about those too!