Whew! All I can say is I LOVE SUMMER! I am in the middle of really enjoying a few days of rest and relaxation. I had my beautiful family here with me on Christmas eve and it was a magical day. The weather was sunny and hot and the garden was glowing. I spent all week getting it to look nice and in tip top condition and it was so worth it. My veggie patch supplied most of the Christmas Table spread and it was all gone by the time the family left. Well, it is the first time that we had no Christmas leftovers!!  Unheard of!

Let me share with you what’s been growing in the garden and what I was able to harvest for the Christmas Table …..

Loads of beetroot – the eeps love the greens!

A handful of blueberries – so sweet!

Swiss chard or spinach (as I call it)

Runner beans – green and flavourful

Cabbage still needs more time

Iceberg lettuce

Baby marrow in abundant supply

Sweet basil – my favourite herb

Coriander – so easy to grow

Delicate chives – a must for any garden

Sweet corn! Nearly ready

The peaches were sooo delicious!

Roma tomatoes are taking their time this year

Various lettuces, broccoli, spinach and beetroot

Butternut squash taking over garden

Broccoli patch with sunflowers and tomatoes

Harvest surprise – what a monster!

A full plate of garden goodies!

I am so enjoying the fruits of my labour! The hard work was so worth it!

Happy gardening xxx