Life in the garden and on the allotment has not been dull even though the weather has been difficult, we have had some Allotment July 001very good crops of fruit and vegetables from the allotment, the black currants were particularly good even though the season is short, we have lots packed away in the freezer.

 Raspberries too are doing well they started fruiting in may and are still going strong, I have made jam fromAllotment July 004 both these fruits and it is delicious!    The peas and leeks are coming on a treat if you pardon the pun!  But the carrots have been the most fun, I don’t know what has happened this year but they have been very badly behaved what goes on under the ground here in Essex I do not know .

So here we have a caption competition! Allotment August 013

You can add a caption to the comments either for all 4 carrots or for each one individually! number them 1 – 4 from left to right.   Now behave nothing too rude please!!

Well back to my well behaved garden!Garden August 001

This is a Rubdeckia which I grew from seed, the butterflies and bees seem to love this plant.    there are a few flowers about despite the difficult weather we have had.

Garden August 024

Well I am going on holiday shortly so I won’t be around for a week or two, so get your thinking caps on I want to see some witty comments about my carrots when I get back please!



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About brentwoodprop

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30 Responses to DOWN TO EARTH

  1. Mei's says:

    Hello Suki, don’t know what you done with the soil, your carrot seems enjoying them self!!! Have a nice holiday! Mei

  2. Magick says:

    Hi Suki:
    I’d like to introduce you to the Carrot family….on the far left is the Father, Philtron (all his friends call him "Red")  and next to him is his lovely, curvaceous wife, Pastinace with cute little baby daughter Sisaron on her hip.  Next to Mother is their daughter Junius and next to her is her older brother Lucius.  They are all proud decendants of the Carota family….with Grandfather Daucus at the head.  Their family history dates back 5,000 years and are very well-known for the keen eyesight.  They prefer not to be confused with the Parsnip family, who are distant cousins.  They are very popular with rabbits and horses, with humans running a close second.  The Carrot family is looking forward to meeting everyone at the next dinner table event.  Hope to see you all there!

  3. Sheila says:

    two for the price of one…or one for the price of two-in any case I had tagged you too! and now am enjoying your list (number 5 has me laughing ‘aint that the truth!). Isn’t learning such fun with all these wonderful people!!
    As far as your carrot pictures the first time I came to your space your carrot pictures wouldn’t load (must have been shy being exposed like that) and so I had to refresh your page and damn my mind is in the gutter…any one else have theirs there too! 
    There seems to be something Freudian about each one of these!!!HAHA (I am in consensus with BIPOLAR on this one…)  I will have to think about these and get back to you (possible by private email HAHA) Such a hoot Suki, I need to get a hold of myself here!!! Oh God you should hear me laughing out loud!!!!! Thank you for this one, luv and hugsSheila 

  4. Cheryl says:

    Thank you for the compliments on my blog.  They have shut me down for posting a picture of one of our newborns.  They said it was pornography and I broke the rules.  I will set up a new blog as soon as I find the time.  So far I have not had a moment to spare but hopw to have Friday off to do it.  I will let you know when I am back in business.   I could not look at your comment because my space is shut down……………

  5. BH says:

    The carrots are great.  One of them looks like, well. it is in a compromising position!!  We’ll harvest our carrots in another two weeks or so and I’m sure we’ll get some funny creatures.  Rubdeckia is one of my favorite flowers in our garden.  We have three large bushes.  You’ve had quite the bounty on raspberries!  They’re myt favorite berry and I always enjoy some good preserves and a juicy pie.

  6. Michiko's says:

     Hi Suki,
     Aren’t you luck to have such a good crops of fruit the fruit with ice cream that would be nice that I love it.
     I know what happened the carrots that’s course by HARD SOIL the carrots and the radish are needed to be FINE SOIL with build 
     up  higher on the grand, otherwise that endup likes yours ha ha ha  It’s not enough room to grows poor carrots.
     By the way that you were waiting for hear from us?  those carrots NO one is Dad NO two it looks like mother with baby? 
     Well I don’t want to rude EVEN IMAGENE! to in your beautiful spaceLOL!
     I think you were thinking is same as mines ha ha ha
     Lovely to finished with the flowers more likly SUKI’s spaces.
     The garden are not pretty that you need to work hard to made a beautiful flower’s garden just likes yours.
     You ‘ve tagged me that I done my works ha ha ha
     Enjoy your holidays,

  7. YangYujie says:

     hiiiii,i do love your pictures,i just drop here by chance,and i really found an interesting and nice place haha,seems you do like your garden,i believe you enjoy that very much:) really admire you~~~

  8. Embrace says:

    Hi Suki, Fun blog, and the carrots love them.
    Gardening is so much work but the benifets at the end are sure wroth it as you have proved.
    Have a great week.
    Love Lisa 

  9. PEP says:

    The carrots seemed to have been having a field day down in the dirt. I came back to your page to look at some more of your pictures. You have 52 albums so I’ll definitely be back, at least 52 more time(smile). Hope you don’t get tired of me.
    Be Blessed,

  10. YangYujie says:

    hello:) thanks for your visit,sorry that i only wrote Chinese blogs recently,cos my English is not that good haha:)   the girl you saw in my space is me myself 😀    have you found they are just like the MSN emotions???

  11. Magick says:

    Hi Suki:
    I came by to see if anyone else has contributed to the carrot contest…..hmmmmm…..seems like I’m the only one….I guess that means I WIN!!…..what’s my prize??….lol.

  12. Kuskulana says:

    I Suki;
    I can pick about that many wild raspberrys in a few minutes when I’m out but they never make to to a bowl ! 
    That is quite the carrot bunch you have, well uncovered.
    I’ll try to think of a caption in the next week or two.
    Very nice flowers too, the bottom left one looks like the wild roses up here.
    Have a great vacation and get some picture!
    Take Care

  13. Cheryl says:

    Just checking to see if you are back from your holiday yet.  I was kicked off of spaces but I am back again.  Jsut have to be more careful what I photograph in the future…. 

  14. Cindy says:

    Hello Suki
    Well … when the rabbit’s away the carrots will play … it appears.
    Definitely a stunning bunch.  My former mother-in-law used to make some yummy currant jam.  Hmmm … I think I need a snack.  Hope you have a wonderful holiday.  Can’t wait to hear about it and see the photos.

  15. Delete52Mitch says:

    Wow! You really did well at harvest time, Suki. I really dig those pornographic carrots, too. Perhaps next year you’ll thin the little buggers. Or do you like them that way? I’m planning on entering some of the vegetables from my garden that survived the drought in the county fair next week. Wish I had some of your stuff to enter! Much love from Alabama. Mitch 

  16. Kenneth says:

    Hi Suki.
                       I hope you are enjoying yourself on your hols, perhaps you are home already, I don’t know.
    Hope the weather was kind for you and I am looking forward to seeing your holliday pics.
    Now then Suki, what on earth, or under it, has been going on with your carrots.  It seems to me that they are getting ready to party, at a depraved and debauched orgy of vegetable delight. So, I resist the temptation to comment further for the fear of excommunication, lol.
    chat soon  love  Kenny x,

  17. Yours Truly says:

    Hi Suki,
    I am so glad you have so much bounty from your garden.  Looks like a delicious harvest.  I did think of something amusing to write but then thought better of it.
    I hope your holiday is wonderful.

  18. Michiko's says:

     Hi Suki,
     I realize you are still on the holiday, I hope you have a wonderful time and show us some photos?
     See you when you come home.

  19. Sheena says:

    Hiya Suki.,Just hopped over from Dusty’s site…..lovely to see you again….Hope you and yours are well….and that you’re enjoying the sunshine on your holiday………as to the carrots…..erm….I couldn’t think of anything…honestly…..I’ll have a think and maybe let you know……………..Take care………….Sheena…………………xx

  20. Kuskulana says:

    Hi Suki;
    OK I give up, I have tried to come up with captions for each carrot that isn’t too rude but it is sooooo difficult.
    I guess I just see them as a bunch that has had a fun time in the dirt, but they clean up nice!
    Now I do need to know something, what is the composition of that Essex dirt and how do I get some? 🙂
    Glad you liked the blog and not just the pretty pictures.
    Take Care

  21. Benedicta says:

    Entertaining & funny, certainly these carrots are trying to tell us the difficult times they’ve had from the bad weather, well my "theory" is, their shapes must depends on the softness or hardness of the soil…see how they hug each other? trying to make a way through w/ a help from the other shoots that are stronger…that has happened to me too when i planted a few turnips, but for sure you will know what to do next time,wish you good luck on the next planting day! Have a nice day. Ciao

  22. Michiko's says:

    Hi Suki,
    Thank you for visits and leaving your kind comments, I always appreciated it.
    I presumed you are home? I likes your new profil photos that hard to believes in you likes work in the garden?ha ha ha
    You have comments in my entry that I agree with you all parents are help our children all the times.
    It seems around in the circle in our life. without them? it going to be a lonely life? We are lucky aren’t we?
    Have a nice week ahead,  By the way what going to do the carrots? Are you going to makes other mystery style of carrots?
    I think Magick’s won the contest for carrot family ha ha ha

  23. Bittersweet on-the-hill. says:

    Hi Suki,
    I loved the pictures of your produce even the misbehaved ones!  I don’t think they will make "Chorus Line," but I suspect it has to do with "Rain and No-Rain."  Lots of rain at the end of the growing season.  Just my guess.  I loved the verbena. A lovely fusion of colors.
    Our weather is cooling down as well. Some of our produce did surprisingly well and others never got the start they needed.  I like your leeks and garlic.  Well done.
    Do have a good holiday. See you upon your return.   Bittersweet

  24. Ronald C says:

     Nice photography and interesting reading!!
    For the photography I was curious as to what type(s) of lens that you might use? It appears as though you’ve achieved some impressive results!

  25. Stephanie says:

     I deem those Carrots "The Self Esteem Carrots", the exemplify a strong inclination toward self Love.  A true phenomenon of nature.  Your photographic skills are wonderful.  I love the flowers.
    Thank you,

  26. Tati says:

    Morning Prayer
    We come before you this morning FatherWith all our imperfections withinAsking for your forgiveness todayLetting the newness of the day begin
    Please erase all thoughts of envy and hateThat might enter into our hearts todayLet us feel your kind loving presenceKnowing your love is with us to stay
    Father you have brought us this farCaring for each as your own childYou have helped us view the factsKeeping our life peaceful and mild
    There are many things that disturb usMany things are not as we wish and desireBut Lord we try to live each and every dayIn faith, keeping our head above the mire
    Each day is a new day, to start afreshGiving You thanks for the blessings receivedGuide us,and lead us onto the right pathThat we shall not be deceived. AMEN

  27. William says:

    Well now what can I add to such a blog.  First, a very, very handsome couple, secondly, I want to take Bertie home with me, and last but not least, would this be thirdly, who is the smashing woman in the black hat??
    Best to you………another Great blog, you truely bring the best out.
    PS……i have a problem when I add my comment, it tends to publish twice……

  28. Vangi Valdez says:

    well im in search for gardening advice …..every thing i try to grow either dies or never blooms plz help

  29. devyn says:

    I am new to msn

  30. SExy says:

    hey u r a kool person

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