Wednesday, September 26, 2007

autumn garden

not much colour anywhere and its forecast to be frosty tonight again, its not been such a good year for flowers, too wet!
my compost bins are full(again) so as I clear the vegetable beds I am adding it to this pile under a black cover, this is the newest bed so is the one which can use the most 'matter. it should hopefully all degrade enough to be dug in come spring, and I will add a good amount of horse poo to it as well.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

bees like asters

the late flowering aters in the garden are attracting lots of bees
aren't their wings fabulous?

Friday, September 21, 2007


two red onions, green pepper, purple aubergine, sugar snap peas, yellow and green courgettes. all destined for a veggy omlette.
our recent frost has 'ended' the season in the garden, the onions are now lifted and drying in the greenhouse, the auergines and peppers are fading away so need cleared out from the greenhouse, the courgettes and peas need chucked into the compost. hopefully the leeks, brussels and parsnips will provide some winter food, and I'll see if lettuce will keep going in the greenhouse or a cold frame for a while.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

happy cats

the cats are very happy, Cara has gone home. she'll come to visit again I'm sure.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

cats vs. dog

on the very top of the wardrobe, the cats have taken refuge from
Cara, who is too bouncy and wants to play.
when they are fed up they will come down an terrorise the dog who will run away, till she gets fed up and chases them, then its back on the wardrobe for a while. . . endless fun. . .

Saturday, September 15, 2007


yesterdays salad from the garden, lettuce, pepper, carrot, onion, runner bean, snap pea, courgette.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

flower show

these are flowers from a show I visited last weekend, you can just see a greenfly on this one, hope the judges didn't see it.
some people carried off all the prizes. . .

Sunday, September 02, 2007

falling standards?

I usually sieve my compost and then apply it to a recently weeded bed, but trying to fit everything in round the weather is taking its toll. Today I layered the compost complete with lumps and bits straight onto the garden, weeds included. Then I realised what's missing. . .a team of gardeners and a row of cottages at the bottom of the garden for them to live in. . .
the veg beds are being cleared as things finish, showing bare soil again. my recently emptied compost bin was filled to the top again with 'clearance' items.
and one small pumkin, yipee!! its raised off the ground to try and protect it, hopefully it will begin ripening before it gets too cold.