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June Allotment Garden Tour 2021 / Homegrown Garden

Jan 14, 2022
hello welcome back to my alumni

garden

we are getting to the end of

june

now

2021

and well i think the month has absolutely flown by because i have had so many jobs to get out and do now that the weather has finally warmed up you know ? We've had such a cold and wet spring this year that many crops have been very slow to get going, which means June has been a real rush to plant everything, soak it and get it into the ground before summer hits so the plot is looking very different this month you know everything has really grown all the crops are pretty much planted apart from a couple of parts the pie tunnels have been planted there are a few new changes including the seating area we'll look at it's pretty exciting.
june allotment garden tour 2021 homegrown garden
For me, I don't know what you'll think, but I love it and I mean, as you can see in the wildlife corner here, everything has gone absolutely crazy, so there's a lot to see today. The weather is changing a bit. You know I would have loved to film it is when the weather was glorious a couple of weeks ago, but I've been really busy preparing the plot for the summer and obviously doing all this on my own. I have a full time job so I couldn't film it. when i would have loved to but alas here we are with gray skies it's threatening to rain but i'm sure you'll stay with me um yeah let's go to the gate and start the

tour

before it pours.
june allotment garden tour 2021 homegrown garden

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june allotment garden tour 2021 homegrown garden...

As soon as the

tour

starts, can you hear that person with the hedge trimmer? Oh please, well I hope it doesn't destroy the atmosphere too much and keep going because I don't feel like it's going to stop anytime soon but look you can see that big gray cloud over the shed coming from town and it's working its way over here, so I hope it doesn't rain on us just going back to the gates. my bountiful

garden

rose is blooming and i've been deadheading this but i haven't been up for a few days so we've got a couple more for deadhead and you know what when i bought this rose i thought it was going to be much pinker and the buds they are quite pink but once they open up they are actually quite white so keep that in mind if you are thinking of getting the bountiful gardener oh look and that one is going to go too but it is a repeat flower so we should have more flowers in a few weeks and down here the blue border in memory of my grandmother, well the forget-me-nots are all gone now and it's time. for the hardy geraniums to shine with lots of other flowers making their way through there as well as some bookbinders I can see too. from his own garden is now blooming on my plot and I can't believe it.
june allotment garden tour 2021 homegrown garden
I picked him up from his garden. I wasn't sure if it would bloom and look at it, it's stunning, absolutely beautiful. I had no idea what kind of color. it would be either one and i was hoping it wasn't too much vi brant and oh look that's what i mean granny you had great taste and also on this edge the rose i planted in her memory called mary rose is full of buds and they are about to bloom and they're a much deeper shade of pink Really very excited to see them come up and they're doing so well considering uh you know I planted them was in late February or March not too long ago we also have spurs gentleman and some of the apricot fox mitts coming in this border, it's the forget-me-nots that just came by and the jasmine is coming up the tree and you can see we have a lot of new buds and we hope it will bloom for us in late summer there are also some love in a mist blooming and love seed pods and i missed them i absolutely loved them and if i go any further down i have three dailies there and in pots i haven't planted yet they were going to go on that front it was but i'm not sure if i'll have the space so i'll have to buy some pots to put them in or think about where they're going to go i have too many newspapers right now in this bed here i have three rows of parsnips that are just coming out huh and a lot of weeds it's quite bad the plot in by the time I mean people say oh you have such a neat plot but it may seem like it may seem like it but I mean look not really really really not there are bad herbs everywhere so don't be fooled. especially in these strawberry beds that we're going to get to, I mean, well, you see vines everywhere, but I just want to take a look at this little table real quick because right here I have a very special flower that blooms and it's actually called nottingham catchfly I wanted to turn you around real quick yeah so this plant used to bloom all over Nottingham castle huh it quite likes sandy soil and Nottingham is up top um a big underground cave system which is very sandy and um, yeah, so, this plant used to grow everywhere. the castle in all the nooks and crannies until after world war ii there was a huge fire that destroyed part of the castle so it destroyed all the plants and actually there is a reintroduction plan going on at the moment to try and get that people grow nottingham catfly to replant it as it would have been. but yeah it's a very sweet little flower I actually bought it from a wildflower farm last year and it's the first time I've seen it bloom and it actually blooms at night um and it's moth pollinated so um it's actually quite nice to see tonight there is a close up of the flowers very delicate little flowers there is a lot to see today i don't know where to start huh ok my blueberry bush i haven't noticed this for a while but it looks like we have signs early berry set which is brilliant and behind the strawberry cages well my strawberries are way behind this year I don't know how your strawberries are doing normally I would be harvesting them you know the first few weeks of June definitely for me d-

june

so i'd be hoping you know a nice bowl is full now oh my gosh I actually have strawberries but I didn't have them oh my gosh look oh ok there's probably another one missing day to pick them up.
june allotment garden tour 2021 homegrown garden
I like them when they are really dark red super juicy and ripe oh actually I didn't realize I had quite a few here that are almost done so that was a relief I just hope we don't get any mischief. little mice that sneak around and take them away so I'll keep a very close eye on them because chicken wire mesh wouldn't stop a mouse but it's very good at deterring birds and other critters so not a lot of strawberries yet , but i think i just need to have a hunt and find them let's dig around a bit here can you see that one down there isn't that that that that there that's a perfectly ripe strawberry in my opinion oh that's going to be delicious well it's had to be done really didn't have many

homegrown

strawberries yet this year so it's going to be the first big proper look at that bright red center not even a hint of white so ripe hmm to die for it can't be that can't buy that in stores summer is here and go on i am going to take an alternate route this time between my two cages.
I have another patch of strawberries and this is where they are most densely packed. What am I trying to say? They are planted closer together, so the fruits tend to be much smaller. a bit of a mistake in the rush to plant everything i was wondering where i should put my sunflowers and i thought oh i know i will put them in between the strawberries to use that soil and then it was just the other day i figured it out okay how do i am i supposed to shield and protect my strawberries because i have these big sunflowers poking through them?
Oh! I don't like to knit anyway so maybe I will cross that bridge later and here my corn oh man I just saw even more strawberries. I really need to go hunting and find some of these and harvest them yeah the sweet corn looks great and it's a variety of red corn this year and they've really quieted down and I'm so glad because these are the seedlings that fell out of the table and they came off all their trays and I was a little worried they might get root shock. I have been collecting lots and lots of rhubarb stalks.
It's been growing thick and fast and oh my gosh I just noticed it looks like a sneaky flower that I didn't see. You're blooming take there uh yeah lots of rhubarb the apple tree well now it's the time of year it will do dune fall where it dumps excessive amounts of apples so if you're new to growing of fruit and you've just noticed your apple tree has lost a bunch of little ones, it's completely normal this time of year, it's so you can put all this energy into fewer apples, but better tasting, better harvest you'll get from them Otherwise, it is worth reducing them. and i got them down to two a group so ok oh ok ok and ok because they are in pairs the weeds down here let me go wide angle look they are absolutely plentiful it has gotten a bit wild we have a lot of sticky grass some thistles a lot herbs that have only self -sown everywhere, I like it on the wild side and the amazing fruiting raspberries are now almost up to my waist so they have really grown in the last month and we also have a little rose back there that always I forget I planted some really big flowers on these quite a long time ago I think it was one of those I bought really cheap you know you can get them at corner stores but yeah here's the most weedy jungle around the back of the apple tree had steps down there , but I can't move around right now, so we're going to turn around and go the other way, oh, can you see the new addition to the seating area?
So downstairs in the wildlife corner, everything is blooming this month, the alliums are up, the loops are. above i actually had to die read some of those pink ones there were some really big pink spikes but they were overlooked but this one in the back is absolutely huge i have never had so many flowers on one plant before my bear bathroom needs cleaning and refilling but look at it all down here i didn't realize how big these alliums were supposed to be everything is ok i can't get on my steps it's all grown really really big around here and i love this part down here take a good look some of them are starting to come through but the white loops and that combination of grasses i love it and the thistles i mean why don't they add texture i think this is johnson's blue and it's pretty tall actually what it is passing here excuse me b has fallen off oh i see ah ok so this is a bit like a riotous weed grows in the hedge i don't care in the hedge its name has absolutely alone oh it's briony that's all n or can i remember is it black or white is it better to have one than the other and um yeah its ok when its in the hedge but it gets wild and pulls me down a bit oh thats the thistle on my ass oh , let's move um yeah but look at all the luffin flowers and weeds I can't even count how many are in that and I swear it's just one plant so all the purple feeling alliums have finished blooming and this one is call christofi and i'm going to harvest some because i can't wait to dry them and use them as decoration at home because they are absolutely huge oh hi lavinista i think i just dropped your seed on the ground and also down here we have some gems. -foil and i also got that from the wildflower farm last year hi it's a little poppy look that came out of nowhere but yeah there are some little wildflowers here that haven't turned up yet as well as all the other flowers which bloom later but i mean how is that for the color really pleased it's a little laugh blocking and it's a little tricky i can't follow the path but you know what i love so from the bottom of the allowance , here's what it looks like a bit of a sneak peek what we'll see next but outside my shed I've planted this border here you may have seen the video with lots of dahlias this year as well as some cosmos and straw flowers, I've packed it probably a little too tight but you know it's all fun and games so we'll see how it goes but yeah I'm looking forward to getting some dahlias here in the middle on the lower end of the

allotment

because right now they're all all í at the top so yeah I look forward to planting my terracotta pots too but this right here excuse me this right here is what I still have left of the plant.
I have another pot collection here with some dahlias in some rosemary on that fireplace oh yeah this is my fruit given to me by one of the fellow bookers on this

allotment

site and simon and ben thank you so much and i cant remember how it was called now it's a type of berry and it has very sweet little flowers right now so I'm really looking forward to trying the fruit on this one because it's new to me I've also been given some looping lilies not looping but oh that one is by the door, these I planted myself and behind, well the rose is filling the trellis they are growing. really good it's the same variety as the one by the door and look what we have here the clematis is already blooming a beautiful deep deep magenta pink and blooming for so long I remember it was still blooming until early September , such a fantastic variety and it just happened thatwe've got some early honeysuckle blooms and these are going to smell amazing when they're all outside because they're filling up the fence panel oh sorry about the zoom so good and i mean just look at all those blooms we're going to have what which leads me to the seating area now i know i have the bench behind me but this is something i have never done before on assignment and it seems silly to say but its true i have never sat properly and relaxed as you know 10- 15 minutes they say in assignment early because my plot is absolutely infested with fire ants and it's an ongoing problem honestly they're everywhere I'll never get rid of them so I've just learned to live with them and I wouldn't.
It matters a lot but the red ants if you're not familiar are the ones that bite and they really hurt quite a bit and you know I'm constantly looking at my feet and you know I normally wear wellies and that's because ants can't climb up to the rubber so even in the summer I use them and basically I've ended up with a little bit of a patch of grass and what happened was we had a little bit of grass left over from work and I basically decided to save it from the compost bin because otherwise it would have gone to waste at the time so I have it here now.
I have a lovely little patch of grass and just needed to treat it with nematodes to keep this ant free so I applied these nematodes. The nematodes are actually a biological control so they are made of really small microscopic worms that the ants don't like the worms that already live in the soil and I'm basically introducing more of them and it drives the ants away not them Too bad it doesn't kill them so I know they're just going to be further up here instead of down here but basically I've applied it to this patch of grass and as long as I can keep this bit free of ants it means I can totally relax for months summer, maybe.
I can even lie down and fall asleep for 10-15 minutes that would be a blessing like never before I was able to do that because of the ants I always have to check my feet and legs even now I'm a bit worried but you know what huh I can't actually see any, you know? if this works it's just going to be a dream come true so yeah it may not be a big change or a big deal for a lot of you watching but it's a big deal for me and being able to sit on a soft spot that doesn't have wood chips and touching the grass. and you know if it was actually a warmer day to take my shoes off and feel the grass under my feet you know um I'm very happy with my little bit of grass I don't have um a brush cutter or a lawn mower or any tools to cut the grass but I had I have to go with my long handled shears so I could do with that but obviously I want to grow it out pretty long anyway, I'm not going to keep it super short otherwise what's the point? so yeah i got some new grass think about that guy with the finished hedge trimmers or girl i just noticed this little bee look in my sh onion well he has decided this is his place to sleep tonight so sweet that I have nasturtiums going absolutely crazy over all this bed that I would normally have sewn up with carrot seeds by now and just haven't.
I was very late with my carrots this year. I'm a little upset with myself, but I'm also trying not to let it get to me. There is still time. I'll get some in the next day or two and have some achillea here. that I planted in this place not so long ago, it was taken from another place. I really enjoy planting flowers in the corners of your vegetable patches. i have a few different varieties here including turkish turbine queensland blue the uchi curry and i also have cucumbers growing this little trellis fence i'm doing for this year so the cucumbers are right on that back edge and up here we have a little trellis or wigwam tp with my peas this is the pink caron p i really enjoyed this one last year that's why i'm growing and they grow in an unusual way they make this flower crown shape and then the whole stem out and on the other side i have a little bit of fennel which i've planted in this corner which actually i don't like that anisidi flavor very much but i know bugs love fennel and there have been lots of crickets and ladybugs enjoying it so i've enjoyed looking at them and it looks pretty pretty as well, behind there is one, there is a zucchini plant there and another one further back, look, there is a beetroot that is going to be planted from last year's plant there, from which I am going to collect the semi lla but you here should probably take these fruits to encourage more plant growth and more fruit inevitably hi not sure if that was broken or if i had a hungry visitor and next door we have this giant do you know what it is is it a parsnip that i have lets go to seed so i grew this last year omg look at it in that light it's so yellow and so architectural it's huge this one behind it is probably about six feet and the pollinators have loved it I'm growing it to collect the seed so I have really fresh seeds for the next one. year because the best kind of parsnip seeds are the freshest you can open pollinate obviously if you're growing your own because they're pretty hard to germinate you really want fresh seeds because they don't store very long but it's worth it growing alone for the flowers i mean look at that that looked great in a cut flower border or the back of any border so i could let this happen every year behind all my potato plants are fine in their tubs It's been pretty tricky to keep them well watered this month but I can see it's blooming it's about to bloom the signs are blooming and we've got some bloom here too so another couple weeks and I'll be checking the second soon of my charlotte and these here should be almost done because these were the first ones i planted so i might do a potato reveal very soon and on this side we have peas beans not beans and raw beans so it's kind of a bed of legumes heaps and loads oh my gosh look at all those beans a lot of beans ready to pick the trellis frame support excuse all the compost bags in the back basically I sewed a load of stowed seed on that left side and just I have gotten a couple. and i've been eaten by a slug oh come on and i've already sewn a bunch of beechu in this middle section so space isn't wasted and there we have more beans and that's a really big one called a greek giganti i think it's called so in actually i need to get some ropes on this is on the stand so you guys can climb because you need it now you're at least a foot tall just note we've got more peas too i love fresh peas come here come here oh this is the best of the allotment life is just harvesting your food straight off the plant even if you put up a bit of a fight on these tvs here we have a potted purple variety called oh it's a pea sugar magnolia so they're a purple color very deep and I am glad I reminded myself because I would not have thought they are easy.
I wonder if there are any ready to choose, oh, the one that is quite chubby. crispy mmm it's quite an unusual flavor obviously tastes like a pea very juicy good and down on the bed of garlic well it's not all good news unfortunately they may look great but they are hiding a little problem now here in the uk there is an infestation it is still a fairly new pest and it attacks alliums and it's called an allium leaf miner and it's a type of fly that will lay its eggs on things like leeks and onions and garlic alien family and the little brush of magazines will mine its way down and down and down and bottom right on the bulb and effective Ely will start to rot from the inside out and there really isn't much of a cure right now other than preventative measures like putting a net on it to make sure that fly can't get in with a very fine mesh, but yes. i have a feeling most of my crop has been affected by allium leafminer, all is not lost though it just means my garlic won't be stored when i dry it means i will instead have to pick every clove peel it and then freeze it and then at least that way I know exactly what has gone bad and what hasn't and I know I just have a freezer full of garlic which is not a problem for me I love garlic and I know that I'm going to be done very quickly so I might be harvesting these a little bit earlier, um, within the next few days, actually because I want to limit the amount of damage that miner does, so yeah I'll pick them up. in fact get one now just to show you an example of what they look like I've noticed The first signs are rust and they show up too that's all environmental damage so yeah time to lift them for me but yeah the signs leafminer telltales are like sort of white streaks going down the leaf distorted leaves and the best method is really just a crop one and take a look but look at the size of that it's going to be really big oh , I'm going to need two hands, now I think, how about that for the size? they've actually started to peel off and it's almost like it's burst from the wet weather but what we're looking for haha ​​I can already see if you peel back a couple layers and you can see that little orange there. larva that will actually hatch as a little caterpillar that will work its way up here and you'll see these kind of spots where they are or where they're going so what I'm going to have to do is peel all these layers there's another if and you can't I compost this stuff this needs to go in your home bin because you don't want them to hatch and then basically do more damage next year I'm probably not going to grow alliums at all next year no garlic no leaks I've already decided myself I'm not growing leeks this year due to this pest and I know I can net to try to help but yes there is another one but I haven't seen the caterpillars yet so hopefully we don't get too much on the real trail. hurt but look these are so ready to harvest another oh the smell of this is so strong this is one of the best varieties of garlic I have grown this year it is a really really big clove but look they have all split up and have lots and lots of clothes , which is great because I love a lot of garlic in my food so yeah other than the bugs I'm pretty happy with it now before I went into the tunnel I have this little tank with my fig tree in it and it was doing so well that it was putting out new leaves and then the frost came and I removed all the leaves.
I thought it was fine, it will recover. In fact, it is dying. Look, I mean you can do the scratch test, but I've already done it many times. if it's green underneath if it's green it's still alive if it's brown like this it's dead or dying so you know what I've done is follow it and if I go down the stem look it's not quite dead so actually has these triggers here so what I can do is finish off the plant here right on top of that join there and stop the dead from traveling down and I'm not sure how that's going to work I don't know if this guy of miniature standard it would have been grafted or not but we'll find out what will happen to my little fig all the tomatoes are planted we have a lot of chillies in there in the middle my little potting bench at the end with some goodies I like to play with but yeah we have a full mix of tomatoes here this year lots of differences between varieties one i'm particularly looking forward to is i think it was called a russian variety um called yeah that's what it's called mushvich i can't remember it's a russian variety so even if t we have a very cold summer they are still supposed to do very well in cold temperatures so that is what i expect.
I also have a golden sun and aurora, which is this one here, radium, which is a vintage variety and also galena again, which is the potato leaf here as well. we have all chillies so this is one i bought as a little plug plant because i forgot to sew my bonnets on and it has lots of little flowers probably because i stress them by keeping them in their little pots for too long probably but i have lost some tags it has been one of those years i don't know how y'all feel about this gardening year how's yours going um kapia pepper so i still have some sweet peppers but i remember i lost quite a few of my plants due to some b composting so yeah its not full supply of chillies i would normally have this one is interesting i think this is my black hungarian and it has very pretty flowers look at that and i already have some chillies on my lemon tree looks like it might actually where is i saw some what looked like little buds the other day those dark spots are anyway those buds look like buds and on my table we have some brachiosaurum those blue flowers for the rim granny a variegated chili pepper me love this pelagonium this is the scent of mint i love that smell so fresh and i have another little fig here and i'm so glad i got this was a gift from the zorin plot neighbor you can remember i looked after his greenhouse one year he gave it to me and now It's like my figback up because the other one is dying so yeah that one lives here now so that's it for the poly tunnel so here we are as always top of the plot late june

2021

the gray sky still hangs over there but we survived it didn't rain well it's time for me to love you and leave you my battery actually just died i had to go to the car to charge it and come back just to say goodbye to you so yes, I think so.
In fact, I'm going to pick some flowers on the way out because I really want to bring some of those alliums home and yes, another month to go. I can't believe we're almost to July and we'll have many more. harvesting crops and um yeah i would love to hear from you how your gardening year is going let me know what is going well and how is your garlic do you have allium leafminer too? I don't think I'm alone in struggling with that um yeah so thanks so much for watching take care see you again real soon and d In the meantime let me know what kind of videos you'd like to see from me over the summer months.
I'll try to include them, but I want to include a few more than just walkthroughs. What would you like? see you soon bye

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