Small but Sumptuous!
10 October 2009 18:45:55
After a bit of retail therapy this morning, I got stuck into clearing the greenhouse of all tomato plants. Still loads of tiny green ones Some are decent sized ones, others are marbles, others are peas. I am not sure if I can make chutney or something else with these. Any advice? It will seem such a waste if I have to throw them on the compost heap. With tomato plants removed, there is more space now to walk around. I was going to plant bulbs, but my wrist prevented me using the trowel properly. I admit defeat for now.
Head Gardener mentioned earlier during the summer that his wife had an alpine bed which just seemed to sulk and not do very much. I have to say, I am quite pleased with mine. All plants have filled out. But the little gem of the Alpine Circle is my Calceolaria (Sunset Orange Bicolour). It was flowering when I planted it. I dead-headed it at least 3 times since then. And it is STILL flowering now. And yea it is small, but such a little jewel in the garden, especially at this time of the year. The flowers are so delicate looking. I would have thought that this would be the first to die off. During the week a customer brought in a gift for me (echeveria) and this will be going into the Alpine Circle asap. I have updated my Oct 09 album. And includes last of the toms.