Pictures from previous years, tomatoes grown in pots against the fence to the basement area. The plants are supported by string and canes. It makes for a colourful display to have different varieties in each pot. Altogether about a dozen varieties were grown in this spot.
Highlights of 2015
Growing salad in containers and trays is an efficient way to produce fresh greens. By using several containers each with a different mix planted at different times there is a fresh supply daily for several months. Ideal for sandwiches. Even a small balcony or window sill can produce a good supply of fresh salad.
In recent years we have started to see parakeets visit the garden. Brussels has several colonies of escaped parakeets. At this time of the year there are several unusual birds visit the garden along with the usual blue tits, wood pigeons and blackbirds. Below is a Eurasian Jay.
The aluminium pole frame for the raised bed is fastened to the back wall and the poles are driven about half a metre into the ground. This creates a strong frame for supporting beans, tomatoes and cucumbers. An additional feature is the drilled corner pieces that allows a wire to pass through the frame and …Read More about Raised bed frame 2015
Gardening in the city is very important for helping the birds and bees that visit every day. The insect life that makes up the garden ecology and plays such a central role is often overlooked. Besides producing for the household this garden also provides for a wide range of birds and insect life.
The raised bed is one of the most productive areas of the garden. At the end of the season the bed is cleared of all the climbing plants, beans, tomatoes and cucumbers and the material composted. It is always handy when a friend comes round to help.