Next week they are predicting winter is finally here with snow expected and talk of a Beast from the East soon arriving. The overnight temperature finally dropped in my back garden to 1.5 degrees – I added another thermometer because I thought the first might be broken. Weatherpeople were predicting below zero temperatures but the … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Is it winter?
I often have topics I want to post about but for whatever reason don’t have time to take the photos and arrange it properly. I often have topics I would like to write about but dismiss them because they are not ones that enable a lot of photos. In the olden days, people blogged without … Continue reading Texty Tuesday: Sweet Potato
As autumn (or fall) closes in on us (I am still in denial) the thing that always signals the end of the summer to me is giving up on the last of the tomatoes ripening. I cut down the tomatoes vines and collect the final tomatoes, which are usually green. This year it was a … Continue reading Recipes for Gluts: Tomato Chutney
A quick six on Saturday in between cooking pancakes for breakfast. This week I decided to move on with my life and harvest the end of the tomatoes rather than wait for the last of the green ones to ripen. We have a few warm days left but I find if they ripen so slowly … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Harvest time
Although this heat wave seems never-ending and the damage to leaves and plants from the harsh sun may look like you need to water more – check to see if the damage is not something lurking underside of the leaves. I have a couple of plants I thought were lacking water but since I thought … Continue reading Spider mites
I am trying to write a garden update showing the finished product (I know, gardens are never really finished) and I was looking through my photo collection and realised I have very few that are not a super close up of a flower or vegetables. So since I am uber slow at getting the bigger … Continue reading Six on Saturday:Views of the Garden
All the way from sweaty central London comes this week’s Six on Saturday: a weekly look around people’s gardens (themed or not, successes or failures – your choice) The title refers to the colours of my garden rather than the shade as there is none at the moment – so much so that autocorrect/slip of … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Shades of the garden