The Pear Garden

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I spent some of my time off last week working on the Pear Garden – sorting out the greenhouses and the fruit cage. it isn’t finished but it is slowly getting there.

I planted my tomatoes out earlier in May.

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But last week I tied them in and made sure they were growing OK – they still look a bit spindly, but we have actual baby green tomatoes now.

Strawberry world is doing OK, despite the earlier irrigation catastrophe. The irrigation controller was accidentally knocked (by a duck) and for about a month or so back in March/April strawberry world got no water. Lots of my young plants died, but I learnt a lesson – always check your irrigation is working.

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All the gaps are where the dead strawberries were – I will fill them with runners later in the summer.

In the middle of the fruit cage I have planted my outside peas, broadbeans, borlotti, climbing beans and sweet corn.

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To the right of the beans are the currants which are slowly starting to go red and black.

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Meanwhile there are lots of baby pears, apples and damsons forming on the trees – and some greengages …. please, please let them ripen.

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