August’s Garden

August is over so it seems time to get my backside in gear and post a few of the many photos I took around the garden throughout the month…


The L, O, & E beds are in view, but the V bed is cropped out at bottom of photo but the photo above it has an excellent angle of it. Yes, they spell L O V E!

A bit of autumnal colour.  Click on any photo to start a slideshow…

Mostly veg below…

Ending with a few random, fun pictures…


Swinging in the rain–S.P. keeping dry while playing under a giant umbrella.


Blackberry picking season begins!

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Just married!  Sinead and Dave on our tree swing. xx


Bursting with love, our 16 foot by 16 foot L-O-V-E beds.

I just love sharing our labor of love with anyone and everyone (be it literal food or just photos).  It’s all too easy to focus only on what needs to be done rather than all that we’ve accomplished over the years, so thanks for taking this visual walk-along with me!I love gardening.jpg

I really do!!

Melissa Xx


  1. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    I am jealous – everything looks so productive and colourful and amazing!!! How do you get your brocs so big??!! Is it all that seed weed fertilizer? And your pumpkins look amazing – love the colorful tyres too. The ones we grew in the schol garden were more productive than our home ones, but nothing like yours. All very, very, very impressive!!

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    • This is our second year with amazing broccoli….we keep them under bionet to keep off the butterflies though they visited us this year anyway after we removed the netting in early August. Would love to say we fertilized them but did nothing except inspect for eggs…each child takes a row and we inspect plant by plant. The size? I’ve thought they like the cool weather? We may just be getting luck of the Irish!

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      • Murtagh's Meadow says:

        They look great what ever. You know those lovely painted tires you did with the pumpkins – what paint did you use? Our teacher was talking to me today about doing something similar.

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        • Off the top of my head, I can’t remember the exact paint. But it was an outdoor paint for wood, brick and metal. I couldn’t find one specifically for tires but one weather resistant was what I ended up going with in the end.

          We are very pleased with our broccoli. The only thing about not knowing why or how they turned out so well is that it is out of our control to repeat it. Brassicas have a reputation for growing well here on the island. We’ve failed quite successfully to grow cauliflower though 😀

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    • Thank you Steph. Such a treat to hear from you. I’ve been missing out on so much writing, reading, and communicating with online friends and family also, so completely understand. Looking forward to ‘retiring’ from my hotel job and refocusing on making a living off the farm. I hope you have had some summer adventures and have not been in the hospital most days. Well doing what makes you happiest is really what I meant to say. Cheers to autumn!


  2. What a lovely post, Melissa! ❤ I loved all the pictures. Your kids look so happy and like such a blast. You have a major GREEN thumb. Those veggies look so healthy and your L-O-V-E beds are amazing. Looks like August was a great month. 😀 xx

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  3. chef mimi says:

    Gorgeous, just gorgeous! My garden here in the midwest will never look like yours. There’s just a way flowers especially, pop and glow in cooler weather. When I visit Colorado and Utah I spend most of my time taking photos of flower boxes!

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  4. Susanne says:

    What a lovely garden you have there! Well done! I sometimes wish we had space for a greenhouse in our garden, maybe we’ll just get some little area onto a wall or something so that we can grow tomatoes.

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