Garden roll call summer 2014

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!)

garden_rollcall_nzOn 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.

garden_rollcall_nzIn 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.

garden_rollcall_nz 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.

garden_rollcall_nz The artichoke garden has purple and green globe artichokes, Jerusalem artichokes, Chinese artichokes, red and white alpine strawberries, creeping thyme, Bilington plum, and hollyhocks.

garden_rollcall_nzI 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.

garden_rollcall_nzAt the back of the garden I have two tubs of asparagus, a honey babe dwarf peach, a snow queen nectarine and a loquat tree.

garden_rollcall_nzIn 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.

garden_rollcall_nz In the back of the drive I have invicta gooseberry bushes, Worcesterberry, meadowsweet, German chamomile, meyer lemon tree, passion fuit vine, red cherry guava, and an Egyptian walking onion,

garden_rollcall_nzMy 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.

garden_rollcall_nzUnder 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.

garden_rollcall_nzNext to our room in the berry patch we have black and red currants, boysenberry plants, strawberries, orange berries, NZ cranberry, and a blackberry.

garden_rollcall_nz 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.

garden_nz_rollcallIn 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.

garden_rollcall_nzMy 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.

garen_rollcall_nzIn 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.

garden_rollcall_nzInside 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?


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11 thoughts on “Garden roll call summer 2014

  1. Mary Gemmill
    January 5, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    wow- I am soooo impressed with you being able to grow all this in Wellington- I live in Poriruua and and am going to forward this to my best friend who gardens as well but YOu are in a league of your own. Well done YOU ~!

    1. January 5, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      Aww thanks so much for your very kind words. Thanks for passing on my garden. That is why I write Mx

  2. Sarah Teng
    January 5, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Just amazing! So inspiring xxx

    1. January 5, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      Aww thanks doll. I’m very proud of myself. Mx

  3. Chaucey Ellis
    January 6, 2014 at 7:42 am

    I’m impressed. You have 2 young children, you blog and you have this amazing edible garden. Well done.

    1. January 6, 2014 at 8:17 am

      Aww thanks babe. What about you? So super busy with your beautiful new baby and two boys! You rock. Mx

  4. liz @ Strayed Table
    January 7, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    wow so much in your garden and it looks so green too. Nice one

    1. January 7, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      Aww thanks. I am loving it! Still so much to do and add Mx

  5. Becs :: Think Big Live Simply
    January 8, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    That is one impressive garden! It looks gorgeous, I love having everything inter-planted and mixed with flowers. I’ve ‘pinned’ your garden to my pinterest board for further inspiration 😉

    1. January 8, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      Aww thanks so much for your kind words. I’m loving my garden and it inspires me. Hope it helps Mx