I thought I would show you how the garden is growing this fine and sunny morning!
It also helps me to be able to look back from one year to another and see how things were doing at a particular time of year.
This is the largest courgette on any of the six plants - perhaps we'll harvest from these early next week. Must get the ones I bought eaten up soon!
The first cucumbers [Telegraph] are doing well - there is the one you can see clearly, and there is a larger one a little further back - cucumber sandwiches for tea on Sunday, perhaps?
My lovely dwarf beans in the troughs get the sun all day and I do give them plenty of water. They are a variety called Ferrari and do seem to grow quickly.
Peppers - these are the ones I bought fairly cheaply from Tesco, and they are producing well already. I think we will be eating some of these next week.
Raspberries - our first decent crop, and I had to pick and freeze some yesterday morning before they were all eaten by people grabbing a couple on the way past for a snack...
Runner beans up the wigwam - doing well and beginning to flower.
The next crop of dwarf beans just put out this week.
Shadow had accompanied me all around the garden to take the photos so she must have thought she needed a lie-down after all that exertion!