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Thursday, 28 May 2009

Garden Update + British Asparagus

Redcurrant bush 2674 R
Redcurrants beginning to ripen

The sun is shining and everything in the garden is looking good. Veggies are planted and various fruits have been spotted.
I'm really excited as our mirabelle tree is absolutely loaded this year, compared to last year when we could count them on one hand. As soon as they ripen I'm going to be out there picking the ones I can reach, before the birds enjoy their feast.

mirabelles ready to ripen 2744 R
Hoping these mirabelles don't get eaten by the birds

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Tiny apples appearing

Chilli plant 2373 R
One of 24 chilli plants that we have growing

The British asparagus season is here, so for a few short weeks we are enjoying the delicious spring spears.

I like to throw a few onto the bbq, then brush with a little butter and seasoning before eating - delicious!

asparagus on the bbq 2238 R

lone roasted potato and asparagus on the bbq 2240 R
Er, how did a lone roasted potato get onto the barbie? Lol, not from me!


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28 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

wow red currents love your garden

Dragana said...

I have never heard of mirabelles. Do they have another name? I am going to be fighting the birds and stinkbugs for my figs and tomatoes again. This year we are going to try netting. Let's see how that works! Nice pics!

chris said...

Your gardens sounds great Nic. I havent heard of mirabelles! They do look interesting. I have tried raspberries but they drowned and its too hot here for potatoes, (I really miss jersey royals) but we do really good with tomatoes, peppers, (though yours look like they are further in than mine), squash of all kinds, and tons of herbs.

Caviar and Codfish said...

Thanks for the pictures. I've also never heard of mirabelles. Are they tart? Or sweet?

anudivya said...

Oh I love those red chillies, and 24 of them! WOW! what kind are they?

Elyse said...

Looks like the garden is doing wonderfully! Oh, and that asparagus on the grill sounds amazing. I adore asparagus--especially when it gets a bit charred from the grill. Delish!

cathy said...

what a beautiful garden! :)

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

WOW...love how good & pletiful the garden is looking. LOVELY! Love the barbie too, yum grilled spears, & the naughty spud! Can see that someone is BUSY enjoying the good summer days. YAY!! Do you know I have a 'glad-eye' nightingale in the garden, that eats every single chili from my plant the minute the chili turns red!

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Oh yes...forgot to say I am ENVIOUS of the redcurrants, & am trying to figure out what a mirabelle is all about. Exotic stuff Nic! I'm glad you have a green thumb!

The Mrs. said...

What wonderful photos! Your garden looks sooo lovely!

sunita said...

Wow! You've got so much going in your garden...love the chilli plant :-)

Marta said...

I'm glad that you're enjoying the asparagus season to the max! Grilling them is one of my favourite things to do, they just get so nutty! Gorgeous photos :)

Helene said...

I love gardens. 24 chili plants, that's a lot. Love the pics!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Run that past me again - 24 chilli plants??? What will you be doing with all the chillies?

mangocheeks said...

Everything is looking blooming good! I am especially envious of your chilli plants.

Sophie said...

Your garden is blooming! Lovely pictures, my friend! The green asparagus are looking good,...

Lisa said...

Such nice photos! And the grilled asparagus sounds wonderful.

Sylvie said...

How great for you to have such a fab garden!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Your garden is coming on a treat Nic! Beautiful photos as always. Oh yes and don't let those birds pick those mirabelles ;0)

Dragon said...

Your chilli are gorgeous! I can't wait for my to turn that colour.

Jan said...

24 chilli plants - just a few LOL!
Great stuff Nic all looks fantastic.

diva said...

oh beautiful!!! i'm loving everything you're growing in your garden and am slightly envious as well :) xx

Sam said...

Looks like you're going to have a bumper crop this year!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Who knew spuds could be so flirtatious? ;)

Nicisme said...

Chow and Chatter - thank you!
Dragana - thank you! Mirabelles are like little yellow plums.
Chris - I think the Jersey Royals are nearly at the end now, I love them too!
Caviar and Codfish - Mirabelles are like little plums and are sweet, but a little tart around the stone.
Anudivya - we have a bunch of different varieties - those ones are firecrackers I think.
Elyse - thank you! Mmmmm... asparagus!
Cathy - thank you!
Deeba - don't ever send that birdy here, never ever, LOL!
The Mrs - thanks!
Sunita - yep, there is a lot to take care of!
Marta - isn't grilling great?
Helen and aforkfulofspaghetti - thank you both! I now it's a lot of chillies, but I am getting through the first couple of plants and they are all different varieties, and the chillies will come at various times, some much later in the year.
mangocheeks, Sophie, Lisa, Sylive, Rosie, Dragon, Jan, Diva, Sam and Susan - thank you all so much for your wonderful comments!

Cynthia said...

I wish I had a green thumb.

Ben said...

I just have a little herb bed outside in my porch. Maybe next year I'll get into the gardening spirit. LOL. Lovely produce!

Rose Silver said...

Wowowow! I feel like roasting some fresh asparagus today! I got a little hungry just looking at the fine roasted butter-coated asparagus there. Plus, those chili are really doing great! They would perfectly fit a spicy Mexican chili con carne for dinner!