Wednesday, 9 November 2011

prize winning

here's kim collecting our silver award for encouraging wildlife to thrive on our allotment.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Friday, 5 August 2011

a tale of two cucumbers

i don't think that i even like cucumbers but i wondered if i might change my mind if i could grow them myself.
these two began life as seedlings together, One stayed at home, against a wall and in a pot, whilst the other went to the allotment and barely got off the ground.
tim will be having tuna and cucumber sandwiches for lunch tomorrow thanks to the one that stayed at home, and if it's any good then i'll know what to do next year.
grown at the allotment, in the ground, against the greenhouse

grown at home in a smallish pot against a sunny wall

Sunday, 31 July 2011

 quiz: how many frogs can you see here ?
 four !
i think kim's carrot bed looks like a beautiful painting, she's very good at that.

and some drying garlic

we're eating now, a few:
dwarf french beans
courgettes, yellow and green,
alpine strawberries
rainbow chard
frogs legs (joke)

Sunday, 10 July 2011

sweet peas  :  garlic  :  green courgette  :  yellow courgette  :  peas 

Teasels are flowering




Wednesday, 29 June 2011

i cycled up to plant out the last of the french beans this morning and noticed this leek, quite literally bursting into flower. beautiful