02 August 2010 23:43:18
This is one of the dahlias I bought in Lidl earlier this year. Love the rich colour like blackberry and cream is going to put on a fabulous display as I have three planted together. Spent the afternoon in the kitchen garden picked peas and climbing beans will have to prepare them for the freezer in the morning. Took out the first potatoes from the potato bags was an okay crop but ones from the raised bed are massive in comparison. Found another three overwinter onions under the peas and they have now been added to the others that had been drying on the racking in the tunnel have to say I'm impressed with how these performed. All the Stuttgart onions are now on the racking in the tunnel. Gave Caroline the new potatoes lifted today along with carrots and onions when she dropped in this evening. While here she spied the chillis and peppers in the tunnel and will take whatever she wants. Connie had rather wrecked one of the teepees of peas trying to hunt out something that was hiding and she succeeded met a sudden end as she played with it tossing it up in the air think it might actually have been a frog as a short while later out hopped one very handsome one really reddy brown with dark spots I pointed it out to Caroline and suddenly Connie was on her feet moving rapidly towards the gate in but her entrance was barred. Wish I'd had my camera handy as I could have got a photo of it at full stretch climbing up the netting over the brussel sprouts. Pruned out the old raspberry canes and used them to add more supports to another batch of peas. Next year I will make sure that there are more substancial supports for peas and beans will grow more red onions and definitely will plant over winter onions again. Two of our ten ducks that hatched have managed to escape their compound and have now joined up with the five others on the pond think it's going to be the great release tomorrow hopefully the others will make them street wise otherwise Connie will be having duck for dinner. Plan to keep Connie closed in for a while until we get them all released and settled.