|A calm day, just gentle waves.|
|Another load of seaweed.|
Sea weed is one of the best fertilisers there is, with fifty eight trace elements ,and for some reason worms love it, we also used seaweed meal, and liquid seaweed. Most of our nettles get composted as well as comfrey . Nettles are great to increase the organic matter and comfrey is high in potassium, also as the leafs are not fibrous it breaks down easily in the compost bins, comfrey and nettles also make great liquid feeds.
All the potatoes have now been lifted and that bed has been 'put to bed' for the winter, potatoes take a lot out of the soil so the bed was covered with compost, including seaweed and then covered with black polythene, the worms will do the rest for us and come the spring we will have soft friable soil which hopefully will not contain too many weeds. Most of the remaining vegetable garden is raised beds which are so easy to cope with.
The late sown mange tout peas and French beans are now giving us pods, so summer veg is not off the menu yet.
|I'm trying again with Watsonias.|
|I should have asked what it is. No, it's not a Dahlia.|
|I think they look great together and next to the right colour Berberis.|
|Suzy having pleasant dreams.|
|A relaxed Freddy.|
|They like to stretch out.|
The dogs like some comfort as well, Tess and Meg enjoy the fire.The Autumn colours are slow this year,
|Some colour on a Spindle tree.|
The year is moving on, but do supermarkets have to move it on so quickly, Lidl had the first of the Christmas Luxury food items on sale before Septembers end, totally unnecessary, and most of it is junk in any case. Can't we go back to how it was, Christmas in December? Now there's a thought.
|Toad lily, why should it be called that I wonder?|