|Rudbeckia, Bergamot, Echinacea, Tansy and Dianthus. This weeks flowers.|
|Garden seat at the Organic centre.|
|Our new garden seat.|
It seems just a few weeks ago that we were harvesting the garlic and onions and already the time is approaching for planting next years crops. I don't think we will bother with onions outside this coming year, they all suffered badly with thick neck and I ended up having to slice and freeze them, plus we seem to have every crow and jackdaw living on our land, they have removed every one of the leeks and feasted on the young spinach and turnips. The leaks and seedlings have now got cloches over them until they are established. The new plants that I had ordered arrive the day after ordering them and I duly planted them, complete with labels, ( I often forget what a plant is called). Every day since planting I have found the labels removed, every day I have replanted them, I had blamed one of our cats, then I discovered the culprits, dam jackdaws! No doubt by now the label's are well muddled, so I still won't know what's where, never mind, the plants have all taken and the new bed should look good next year. To date a further one hundred and twenty spring bulbs have been planted in this new bed, just another sixty to plant and it will then be complete.
|Pansy's are such jolly flowers.|
|Perpetual sweet pea, we have waited all summer for it to flower.|
|This rose grows in one of our hedgerows, this year it has tried to reach for the sky, and is now ten feet high.|
|It keeps on flowering.|
|They keep on coming.|
It has been a good year for most of the vegetables, and for hatching, we have finished hatching now until next year, the last hatch was yesterday, ten quail, we had set twelve fertile eggs, so ten out of twelve is not bad.
|Another duck with attitude.|
|Three boys? Three girls? or a mix? I don't know,can anyone tell me?|
The weather has been mixed, but by and large not too bad, we manage to get washing dry on the line so it can't be that wet, and there is always something to do on wet days, making jam from fruit that was frozen is a good way to spend a rainy afternoon,
|More jam for the store cupboard.|
|Very late to start blooming even though it had spent the winter in the green house.|