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That's why I need a... Farmer! 1334

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That's why I need a... Farmer!
« on: July 12, 2010, 07:58:21 PM »
I spend the weekend (a very hot weekend with temperatures over 30° C) in our garden. We don't live there during the week, so it is always a lot to do when we arrive. It is really beautiful, but sometimes I hate it because it is sooo much work. Yesterday we had the first potatoes with fresh peas and carrots for dinner. That's what I love  :drool:

Raspberries and other berries:


Our small greenhouse...


... with mostly tomatoes...


... and peppers


Outside we have peas, beans, carrots, onions, potatoes.


Fresh peas, I love to eat them directly outside in the garden  :D


Another view


Here we have more peas, carrots and onions, beetroot and several sorts of cabbage


Some beautiful flowers, I couldn't find the english name for it (we call them "Stockrose")


Here we have leek, more cabbage, small box trees, some flowers and a part that is unused this year to recover the soil


In a garden you need insects, and we give them a home


A part where you could relax if you had the time for it  :ahhh, with old fruit trees


Beautiful roses


This will keep us warm next winter  :D


You see, I definitively need a Farmer  :tu:
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 08:05:56 PM »
Seems like a valid reason allright..  ;)  :tu:

Good one TS.. :D


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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010, 08:07:14 PM »
 :tu:  lovely garden ,
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010, 08:12:36 PM »
That is one good looking garden :salute:



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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2010, 08:35:31 PM »
Nice garden.  :tu:

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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2010, 08:38:34 PM »
I forgot to mention that this is how it looks after two days of pulling out weeds and doing other work  :ahhh
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2010, 10:34:54 PM »
That's a beautiful garden mate :)

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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2010, 11:06:28 PM »
Awesome garden and I love your solitary bee "rack".  Really impressive.  :tu:

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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2010, 01:05:51 AM »
Wonderful stuff.... I'm quite jealous!

I think the flower is called a hollyhock here :)

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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2010, 01:29:41 AM »
Nice garden, does that fence keep most the rodents out?

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Re: That's why I need a... Farmer!
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2010, 02:54:05 AM »
 :drool: i would love a garde like yours!!!   thats farmer is in the right place!!.. a good prunning blade would be nice as well

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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2010, 09:12:56 AM »
Nice garden, does that fence keep most the rodents out?
Yes, it helps a bit. We had problems with deer and bunnys, and then we set up the fence. Of course it doesn't help with snails and mice, which still are a big problem. We could use poison, but we keep all chemistry out of the garden. In the end, you eat it.  :ahhh
With snails, we collect them in the evening when they come out and kill them (only the "naked" ones). I hate to do that, but if you see how numerous they are and how much a single snail can eat, it feels a little bit better. It's a shame that you can't eat these snails  :think:
For the mice, we just have a pole for birds of prey (sometimes a falcon sits there), and cats from the neighbourhood come along. I would love to have a cat, too, but if you can't care for it during the week you shouldn't get one.
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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2010, 09:15:42 AM »
Thats a great looking garden there TS! Gardens are a lot of hard work. Enjoying the fruit of your labor makes it worth it. I agree you need your Farmer.  :tu:   But then again I think everyone should have at least one Farmer.

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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2010, 04:45:25 PM »
lovely country place
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« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2010, 04:51:21 PM »
Damn fine piece of property there.
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« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2010, 04:51:44 PM »
I don't know about a Farmer, I think you need a Harvester :tu:

Can I come round for tea? ;)  :drool:

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« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2010, 05:52:34 PM »
Very nice, do you get all your veg from your garden?


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Re: That's why I need a... Farmer!
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2010, 09:51:31 PM »
you have a sweet set up there, love your garden. when looking at your pics, i was about to ask what your trick was with the weeds till i saw your post about pulling them for 2 days  :D
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« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2010, 01:47:52 AM »

In a garden you need insects, and we give them a home
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I think the top squares are for mason bees, but Can you explain what British insects need bricks?     ;)

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Re: That's why I need a... Farmer!
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2010, 08:46:16 AM »
Sorry for the late answer, again a weekend in the garden, pulling out weeds  :twak:

@Neil, if you are close, just drop me a note and sure you can have a cup of tea! But bring water, the tap water there is terrible hard and I haven't found a tea that tastes good yet. As I am there only at weekends a water filter is no option, and I switch to drinking coffe there as tea just tastes and looks terrible  :ahhh
And yes, I guess I need a Harvester, too  :gimme:

@BlueDot: I have no idea who should live in that part with the bricks. I think there are some usefull insects that live in clay and the bricks are just there make it look nicer and to keep the clay in place  :think: At least no British insects, as we live in Germany.  :D

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Re: That's why I need a... Farmer!
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2010, 12:45:45 PM »
Here in the US, large Carpenter Bees will nest in holes that size (usually they bore into softer wood to make a similarly sized hole).

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« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2010, 01:03:09 PM »
Sorry for the late answer, again a weekend in the garden, pulling out weeds  :twak:

@BlueDot: ...  :think: At least no British insects, as we live in Germany.  :D


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