Friday, September 1

August in Pictures

Some of you may be unaware that Martyn and I also have websites. The links at the top of both of our blogs go directly to pages on our websites. One of the links goes to a monthly diary page.

Here I try to summarise the month mainly with respect to our gardening but including some visits we have made.

Each week I put together a collage of some of the photos that I have taken along with some notes and relevant links to our blogs.

In case you are unaware Martyn writes a blog The Gardener's Weather Diary which doesn't solely concentrate on weather. Our blogs complement one another in that we may write about different things related to our gardening or from a differing perspective. If you haven't visited pop over and take a look.

Below are the images from my August diary.
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3

Week 4

Week 5
For those of you who enjoy watching videos we also have a vlog  called Two Gardeners - One Video Diary where we post all the videos that we both take that are gardening related.

Links to both Martyn's blog and our vlog are posted on the sidebar of this blog and new posts are indicated at the top in the list as the posts are published.

Maybe something to browse when the weather keeps you inside.


18 comments:

  1. It's amazing to see so much bounty all together. August was a great month for you.

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    1. It is interesting to look over photos, Michelle. Sometimes you forget just how much can happen on a month.

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  2. Thanks for the additional links to your website diary. I savor your photos of your garden and allotment. For me it is a totally inaccessible, unachieveable dream. This morning at 8:30am I am sweltering, sweating as the temperature climbs to 106F not for the first time this week. So every morning I look to see what is happening in gardener's heaven. Thank you and Martyn for your continued postings.

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    1. I just couldn't cope with the sort of temperatures you have, Jane. We complain regularly about our weather but I guess we are lucky in that we don't have to endure either extreme.

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  3. Wow, what a collection. You must be so busy, but what produce as a result. Those blackberries (week 2) are huge!

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    1. The blackberries are a thornless variety called Loch Ness, Julieanne and it does produce very large berries.

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  4. You certainly have done well this year. Next year I want to get some more beds in the bee plot so there is less mowing but to keep it low maintenance I am going for herbs and maybe some edible flowers!!

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    1. I look forward to seeing your new beds, Tanya especially your edible flowers which is something that I have never got into - yet! Maybe you will convince me.

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  5. Great august photos.. all those wonderful colours of flowers, fruit and veggies. August has certainly been a good month for you :o)

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    1. It has been more good than not, Julie

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  6. Gorgeous collages, I'm particularly envious of the plums. I always love watching your videos, your allotment site seems so peaceful and pleasant. And always beautifully maintained. I'm feeling a bit sad this week having handed back my allotment key and given up the plot. I just don't have enough time at present. I did so love it down there, but as you know, the hours need to be put in and they simply aren't available right now as I'm trying to build my career as a writer. I still have the garden with raised beds and fruit, so there will still be some food growing. It was a wrench to say goodbye, but maybe I'll be back one day.

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    1. It's a shame that you have had to give up your plot but I totally understand your reasons, CJ. Often people take on plots on our site but don't appreciate the commitment that is required. I think they expect it to be easy. The trouble is that they hang on until their plot becomes totally unmanageable. I hope that you have lots of success with your writing and look forward to following your progress.

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    2. Thanks Sue. Yes, I really didn't want to hand over a messy plot. It's still in good shape, so hopefully the next tenant will appreciate that. There's some great fruit there and a fantastic asparagus bed and it's in a lovely spot by the stream, one of the nicest on the site. The plot next to me got overgrown. New people came, drenched the entire thing (and half the grass path) with weedkiller, then when it had died back a bit, they planted it up. I don't think they ever visited it again. And now just a few weeks later it's reverted to weeds of course. Disappointing.

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    3. I do hope your plot is allocated quickly.

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  7. Don't mind me, I'm just gunna sit here and drool over everything for a while xD

    I actually garden close to Jane Strong, who commented earlier, and she's right -- it's been deadly hot here lately here. Having said that, we do benefit from a long growing season, so it I think it's six of one half dozen of the other compared to your weather. We all suffer the same general problems (weather, bugs, disease), but it's the specifics that making reading these blogs so interesting. Glad to see August has treated you so well! That's quite the bounty, and so many gorgeous flowers, my word...

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    1. It is also incredible how much we have in common even though we are scattered around the world, Day our daylight hours are now getting fewer which also impacts on our growing.

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  8. What a wonderful collection of pictures! I enjoyed viewing them all! I shall have a peek at your other sites.xxx

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