Gardening update

It’s been while since we wrote about our garden project.
Woof!
Lots of things have been happening and changing, and we are all getting excited, aren’t we, daddy?

Let us show you what we’ve got.
First of all, this is our herb collection; sage, chive, oregano, thyme, parsley, basil, coriander, bay leaf and Japanese shiso.

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久し振りに我が家の小さい庭の様子を。前回ブログに書いて以来いろいろ増えて、まずこれはハーブコレクション。セージ、パセリ、オレガノ、チャイブ、タイム、バジル、コリアンダー、月桂樹、そしてシソ。

Next is our pea collection.  Two big ones came from the garden centre when they were tiny and one little one is grown from seed.

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お次ははグリーンピース。左右の大きく育ってるのはガーデンセンターで苗を買ったもの。手前の小さいのは種から育てたもの。

Two big planters on the chairs are green beans which Nana sowed while she was here,

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二つの椅子の上のプランターはインゲン。母が日本から種持参で来て撒いて、そしてここまで育ちました。

and these are our very proud potatoes and strawberries.

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じゃじゃーん!向かって左はジャガイモ。右はイチゴ。すくすくと育ってます。

Look!  Mummy and daddy peeped and found a little potato is nearly ready!

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ちょっと土をよけて見てみたら、ほら!きゃわいいのが見えてます。

There are lots of strawberry babies, too.

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イチゴもたくさーん。

We also have tomatoes, spring onions, garlic, spinach and sweet peppers.
The black pot next to mummy’s very favourite calla lilies is Tesco’s finest potato.  Nana planted a couple of Tesco’s finest in the pot and they started growing.

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他にも色々育ててます。トマト、スプリングオニオン、ホウレンソウ、パプリカ、そして私の大好きなカラーの横の黒い鉢はスーパー「テスコ」のジャガイモ。ちょっと芽が出てたのを埋めたら育ってます。

We’ve been looking after other things, too.  For example, this is our wild life area.  We have a couple of birdie feeder.  They are for pretty birdies but big pigeons and even squirrels come to scrounge around because little birdies drop food on the ground.

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野菜栽培だけではなく、ワイルドライフエリアもありまして、鳥のエサを置いてます。巣箱もあるけど入居者なし。

Finding squirrels and pigeons eating birdie food on the ground is very annoying but we saw a very fascinating scene the other day.

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鳥のエサは主に種類。止まって食べるんだけどどうしても地面に落ちて、それを鳩やリスが食べにくるー。鬱陶しいんだけど、この前、こんな可愛い光景を見ました。親スズメが赤ちゃんスズメにたべさせてるのー。

The mummy sparrow was feeding her baby sparrow.

In April, mummy replanted this plant which had been in a pot for 8 years.  We were hoping the plant would like being in the ground and yes!  It likes it!  It has very clourful and beautiful leaves now.  The corner was a bit messy but not anymore.

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さて、四月にこの角っこに、8年間鉢植えだった小さな植木を植えました。枯れないかーと心配してたけど快適らしく、きれいに色づいてくれました。

We have two pretty hanging baskets,

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可愛いバスケットも二つ。これからどんどん咲きますよー。

and they are our shade-loving plants as well as the ones which are waiting for their debut.

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こちらは日陰を好む皆さまと夏後半に咲く花でデビューに備えて待機中の方々。六月上旬にジャガイモ収穫予定。ベイビーポテトです。茹でてバター付けて~。美味しいだろうなぁ。

We will harvest our potatoes early next months.  Wooof….they will be very tasty, won’t they, daddy?  Boiling them and put some butter on….
Of course, we can have some, can’t we, daddy?

Love Coco and Silky

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