12 November 2008 14:08:04
A Brave little Bouquet!
Its nice to be able to wander around the garden on a sunny November morning and come back in with a little bouquet. The pickings were slim but I did find the last of the Asters, some Virburnum just starting to burst into flower, a little bit of Echinops that hadn't gone brown yet, some Sedum and plenty of greenery, including variegated sage and Lonicera.
07 November 2008 11:11:15
Welsh onions in October
I am hoping to really concentrate on having a productive garden this year. The only thing in the veg patch to harvest right now is welsh onions and the only reason they are there is that they are perennial and seem to thrive on neglect! I had dreamed of harvesting leeks and parsnips and carrots and cabbage at this time of year but other things, namely a toddler, meant I didn't quite get out to the garden as much as I would have liked. Every time I brought him out he went straight for the big kids slide and gave me heart failure. So I have had to accept garden failure instead for a while. But that is about to change thanks to a creche and a renewed determination. I have started a course in Organic Horticulture so now when I disappear outside I also have the excuse that I am studying. I'm laying out some new fruit and veg beds as the old one was too close to the hedge and the veg had to compete with increasingly invasive tree roots. I'm also planning to make some biodegradble holly wreaths for Christmas. I really don't like all that Foam. Maybe I could even sell them at a Farmers market or something. Now that really would be productive.