Well, I was more or less asleep until 03.20 when the heavens opened and we had a half hour of very heavy rain. Hopped out of bed eventually as I was worried whether the garden would flood or not. Thankfully it didn't. Made myself a cup of tea around 04.00 as I couldn't get back to sleep, read for a while and settled down.
Nope, couldn't get off again so eventually got up around 05.30.
As the stormy weather was forecast, thought I would take some pictures of our back 'productive' garden, just in case it got pummeled. Again, thankfully (so far at least) it is still standing. I stood more or less in the middle and tried to get all round pictures.
The first two are west facing - some fruit trees and raised vegetable bed 1.
This one is coming around from the west to the north facing fence. Bed 2 and 3, the dustbin pond,a seating area and the compost bins are along this fence.
Then we swivel around to the fruit cage on the east facing garage wall. In the pots are a hosta, rosemary and 2 of my 3 tomatillo's.
Then turning again, we come to the south facing back wall looking through the front fruit arch to the raised herb bed.
So what is growing (or trying to grow) in the raised beds. Bed 1 has got a selection of lettuces as well as yellow and red beetroot. These beds keep their nets on until the crop grows too tall.
Bed 2 has a few carrots (plus some that aren't yet through). The other half will have leeks in it.
Bed 3 has said leeks, broad, runner and french beans, a courgette, a few leftover lettuce and beetroot - oh and 3 blackcurrant cuttings!
Finally, mini bed 4 has onions and garlic in it.
In tubs we have 3 tomatoes, some potatoes and the tomatillo's. Then indoors are mini tomatoes, pepper and chilli peppers. We also have flowers to encourage the bees plus lots of fruit.
Hope you enjoyed the tour! Finally, if you can spot her, here is our goldfinch on her nest at the top of the front fruit arch - she is right in the middle of the picture, a little black, red and white head.