June Calendar 2015

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It’s been a very warm and dry June this year and everything in the garden is growing away madly. We have had our first new potatoes “Belle de Fontenay”, though I’d like them a little larger, so I’ll wait a couple of weeks longer before digging any more.

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belle de fontenay

The strawberries have had a fantastic season, and we have had strawberries to eat every day for most of this month and I’ve made about ten jars of jam.

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The red and black currants are now nearly over, but the blueberries are just ripening, so we will still have some soft fruit. We made red currant cordial with some of the currants which is excellent in water and lovely in prosecco or cremant.

In the vegetable garden the rocombales are setting nicely and the jerusalem artichokes are appreciating being moved into a sunnier spot.

Lots of flowers at the moment though the stars are the Foxglove “Alba”.

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Foxglove “Alba”

3 thoughts on “June Calendar 2015

  1. wendy scholefield

    Great photos, looks like you have been really busy with the potager.

    Regards Wendy

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  2. afrenchgarden

    Our June is getting progressively warmer and chasing me out of the garden. Your garden is very productive. I’ve only had one or two strawberries as I’m only watering them enough to keep them alive. I think this year is going to be a hot one. Amelia

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    1. datz Post author

      Too hot for us at the moment and no change forecast for a few days. However the peas, new potatoes and blueberries are now all cropping nicely. Garden too hot after about 11am now, so getting out early then hiding indoors!

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