My Bountiful Garden

There is so much growing going on in my garden!  My lovely vegetable growing neighbours gave me a tiny Trombetti plant in Spring which has grown in to a complete triffid and is now producing loads of Trombettis!  I haven’t had one yet as I am not sure how big they are meant to grow.

Trombetti The rainbow chard, which I hacked back to nothing recently has grown back and is as colourful as ever.rainbow chard 6-8 These little kohl rabis are struggling. kohl rabi 3 They have really suffered from a sustained slug attack.kohl rabi 2 I may end up with 3 – here’s hoping as I really like them.kohl rabi 1 I am also enjoying lots of colourful flowers.dahlia 2 These dahlias from Sarah Raven are full of flowers, huge and gorgeous.dahlia No idea what this is but I like it!seed head I also like fuchsias and this red and white one is different to the more usual pink and purple ones.red and white fischia Eating was ok today apart from a Magnum on the way back from beach club and a cookie 😦

I had a lovely smoothie for breakfast but there were not enough berries.smoothie stuff 6-8-14 So I went to pick some more!  I have 2 types of raspberry; one finished fruiting about a month ago and the other has just started.raspberries 6-8 I have one blueberry bush (thank you Kath) and it is laden down with berries which are perfectly ripe.blueberry plant Yum!blueberries and raspberries Very yum.Smoothie 7-8-14 Lunch was not quite so healthy but not a disaster, 2 eggs mashed with mayonnaise and stuffed in to 2 wholemeal pittas with lettuce from garden.  I think egg mayonnaise is my favourite sandwich filling.egg mayo bapMy beans have been the most prolific of all my plants.
runner beans flowers The runner beans are in full swing now.runner beans on plant Better pick some!loads of runner beans Runner beans are probably my favourite bean.  They always remind me of my paternal grandpa who used to grow them in his garden in Eastbourne.  My job was to top and tail and then splice them.  I had a vivid memory of him standing in his garden and my Grandma in their kitchen as I prepared these.runner beans I had them instead of pasta with a sauce made up from a beef bolognaise and leftover ratatouille.buttery beans

Runner beans make very good green spaghetti!

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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2 Responses to My Bountiful Garden

  1. Peter says:

    That thing that looks as though it needs a haircut is a Clematis seedhead. Could be “Lasurstern”.

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