The Summer Garden : Graham Newcombe
3rd August 2015
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The plants have been growing so fast recently due to the alternating damp but warm and often sunny weather that it has been necessary to do some significant thinning out, especially in the herbaceous border, where some treasures – even the peach tree – had become completely hidden. Good job we had some expertise to hand to guide the enthusiastic volunteers! The pond too needed clearing down, but the vegetation removed was carefully laid down on the pond’s fringe to allow the many froglets inadvertently captured in it free passage back home. Harvesting of vegetables has continued apace, with crisp white onions and strong yet sweet garlic being quite profuse. In the poly tunnel cherry tomatoes are ripening and are delicious picked and eaten straight from the plant – a favourite with our younger visitors.

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