It’s that time again to share my Summer garden as part of the Garden share collective so I thought I’d do a garden roll call. I did a garden roll call last spring so I thought it was time to do another. Wow how the garden has grown! Let’s see if I can remember everything I’ve planted! (this might be a long post with loads of pretty pictures!)
On my deck in containers I have garlic chives, wasabi, aloe vera, rosemary, thyme, lemon thyme, basil, saffron, chives, upside down tomatoes, Pepino El Camino, Pepino Incredible Blush, Pepino El Camino, bell peppers, jalapeno chilis, stevia, Diablo fuchsia, brown Turkey fig, oregano, rocoto chilli trees, dwarf green peaches (they are like two gargoyles on either side of the gate), John’s tuin, snow peas, pinenut tree, a blackboy peach in a pot and a hyacinth bean growing up the fig tree.
In the side garden I have a bearss lime, red yarrow, beetroot, sage, French tarragon, lovage, scarlet runner beans, lots and lots of silverbeet, loads of cavelo nero, kale and Russian red kale, a tiny passion fruit vine, poppies, garlic chives, oregano, calendula, bee banquet plants/ seeds, Florence fennel, leaks and multiplying leaks, red broad beans, sorrel, spinach, lettuce, snow peas and an espaliered peach tree.
Under the apple tree we have inca rainbow corn, yams under the corn, cavelo nero, borage, calendula, asparagus peas, a green and Costasta Romanes Zucchini, garlic chives, lavender, rosemary, telegraph cucumber, soya beans, Jerusalem artichokes, yacon, globe artichoke, parsley, celery, spinach and silverbeet, celery, blue peas, and dwarf beans.
I have a bee/ butterfly/ ladybird garden under my grape vine in it I have feverfew, cornflowers, cosmos, lupins, hollyhocks, Kiwano (horned melon), hyssop, swan plants, pyrethrum, red and white alpine strawberries, two goji berries plants and an omega plum tree.
At the back of the garden I have two tubs of asparagus, a honey babe dwarf peach, a snow queen nectarine and a loquat tree.
In my raised beds I have cavelo nero and borecole, spinach, purple sprouting broccoli, pak choi, kamo kamo, Raupi potatoes, calendula, dwarf beans, beetroot, silverbeet, peanuts, earth gems, sunflowers, and a self seeded tomato from last year. In my planters I have white raspberry plants, blueberries and wild ginger. Plus in the chicken garden I have tansy, rue, wormwood, mint, lemon balm, oregano, lavender, and calendula.
My driveway garden I have loads of mint varieties, soapwort, balm of gilead, olive trees, valerian, centennial hop, strawberries, dahlias, elderberry tree, aloe vera, pineapple sage, violas, spinach, cape gooseberries, feijoas, st John wort, Irish strawberry trees, lemongrass, foxgloves, green alkanet, comfrey, angelica, tamarillo, Japanese ginger, happy wedding day fuchsia, marshmallow, Flax Flowering sky blue, hollyhocks, lemon verdena, christmas lillies, red and black currants, blackberry, lavender, chocolate cosmos, daphne, John’s magnolia, and Gabriel’s kowhai.
Under Gabriel’s room I have dahlias, Florance fennel, dill, coriander, and white borage (I hope). Plus a lemonade tree by the front door and a Chilean guava in my French inspired terracotta pot.
Under our window we have coffee plants, horseradish, self seeder coriander, lemon balm, chop suey, nasturtiums (these are everywhere NEVER plant them in your garden! you’ll be ripping them out forever!), and a Chilean guava.
In my orchard I have an elderberry (that needs to be moved it’s in the full sun and they don’t like this), April white and Blackboy peach, Black doris plum, Whiteheart and Alexandra hazelnuts, Almond tree Garden Prince, Mabel nectarine, muscat grape vine, passion fruit vine, another plum and peach tree (not sure what type), stella and a lupin cherry, two alpine grapes, unique feijoa, and a bay tree.
My raspberry patch is looking amazing and so full. My elephant garlic will be ready for harvest soon. There might be some yarrow in here somewhere too. I have finally have my dweet tree too. On my council verge I have a pomegranate and black mulberry tree.
In my no dig garden I have black and red cherry tomatoes, sunflower plants, a melon, blue peas, tomatillos, aubergine, yellow cherry guava, red Russian kale and a Doyenne du Comice and Conference pear tree. Next to this garden I have a Haas avocado tree.
Inside I have silver and normal peace lily, electric button plants, anthurium, aloe vera and an olive tree, On my windowsill I have garlic, electric buttons, basil, and bee seeds.
WOW I think that might be it. What a crazy amount of plants and I still have room for plenty more. I have no doubt I’ve forgotten plants and as I remember I’ll add them in. I still want to add… I think that will be a post for another day. What are you growing this year?