Sunday, May 27, 2018

17 Jul

Fantastic Harvest

Had planned to spend my day off happily pottering in the garden in the sunshine, but it is not to be – it is raining cats and dogs today – so much so that the dog, usually bursting to get out of the door, took one look outside and promptly returned to curl up in front of the Aga, and I can’t say that I blame him.

That said the tunnel has once again come into its own and I have spent a happy hour tidying up in there as the gales blow outside. All the labours are now bearing fruit and I have harvested a fantastic array of flowers and veg. Lovely waxy Maris Peer potatoes, which I would highly recommend and the stylish courgette Rugosa Di Fruili, which lives up to its flamboyant Italian name. I noticed while in there that the broccoli heads are beginning to form, which is pleasing. The dahlias are now flowering profusely – Firework and Tahiti Sunrise, all fantastic for picking.

Outside the best bedding for this soil and climate has proved to be the Nicotiana, which outside have produced a rainbow of colours and fill in the gaps in the rose bed. If only the sun would shine so we could enjoy the fragrance. I am off now to do a spot of light flower arranging and then intend  to light the fire, curl up, admire my work  and drink hot chocolate – the only option on a day such as this…..



One Comment on "Fantastic Harvest"

  1. barbara lansdown on Wed, 22nd Jul 2009 10:36 pm 

    could you or anyone tell where to plant goji berry bushes whether they like full sun or partial shade,would be grateful for help.

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