Thursday, 16 October 2008
Though the skies are blue as I type this post there is no doubt that autumn is here. The garden takes on a fading charm and feels entirely different. It is this time of year when we must resist the urge to tidy our wild and woolly looking gardens as not only do the seeds head add beauty to the frosty winter garden but they also provide food for birds. Above is the seed head of the scabious flower which has bloomed all summer and has got quite out of hand, how glad I was that I didn't chop it down, for it attracted goldfinches for the first time. Now I really want a new camera with a twitchy zoom!
If you look hard enough you might see the goldfinch hanging around right in the middle of the picture.
The Autumn vegetable garden
There is still some activity in the veg patch. Here are my pride and joy, 5 butternut squashes, hopefully ripening to be stored for winter soup.
The leeks are still growing, lets hope the bug attack didn't render them inedible.
The carrots are also still growing which isn't always a great thing as they can end up woody or get eaten by somebody else!
A few weeks back I had to pick all my tomatoes due to threatening blight, so they tended to ripen all at once. So I made some soup, which was a little tarte if you know what I mean, I think as the tomatoes didn't ripen on the vine they were less sweet which showed in the soup. Not bad for my first tomato soup, though not as good as my Dads!
ps. excuse the half eaten soup, I forgot to take a photo so had to rush back indoors!!
Crazy this blogging!
pps. Call me crazy but I have a new blog
this gardens life
which I will start January 1st 2009.
I will be posting a photo every day, you guessed it, of the garden! The countdown begins!