Monday, 27 October 2008
Although summer was a wash out, it seems that autumn has so far been of use to the avid gardener. With clear blue skies and just enough sun to warm your face, or make you strip off in the garden if you are having a good Monty dig and most definitely not tickling the soil*
Last week I planted lots of over wintering garlic thermodyne which I bought from the nursery, this will be my first attempt, I hope they are worth the wait! Roll on June!
I also planted out the camassia bulbs that I bought a few months back.
The usual suspects . Here are my squashes hopefully ripening. I did have 8 until I made soup last week which was good, though I've found the lack of sun affected the sweetness , but still good for casseroles and the like.
Today was another perfect day for gardening and I intended to make use of it. Now that I have picked all the squashes I was able to have a tidy up and build a new raised bed out of old fence posts. Again this is great for the garden and the birds, as they get an easy feed, but they also root out all the beasties including slugs eggs! Yuck!!
Apples apples everywhere! Don't you love something for nothing especially the edible kind! I'm on the second bag of apples from the tree in my parents garden and was wondering what else to do with them, when I remembered my Dad keeps making an apple cake. So I had a look through my books and found one in Delias cook book. I simplified it and made something akin to bread pudding with spiced apple!
At last I found some small pie dishes for, wait for it...pies. Charity of course!
Another charity buy was this wonderfully gorgeous Sarah Raven £2.50 bargain, I didn't even have to look inside to know I had to have it. I'm really chuffed as well as they are selling it new for £18 on ebay. I already have a lot of the plants so I think this is really going to help me arrange my garden in a bolder way!! Now I want it to be spring!
I've managed to plant some pansies for either side of the bay window, I'm hoping they survive!
apologies: it seems that in my last post I made a fopar. Instead of ne hao it should have been ni hao (don't rely on the internet) which is funny because I was talking to my husband about silly translations and then I go and make one. Lets hope I wasn't rude!!