Monthly Archives: September 2014

What’s cooking (July to September)

For the first half of this calendar year, we were eating mostly green vegetables with a bit of rhubarb thrown in. That hasn’t changed much, since runner beans and cucumber are, well, green, too. On the other hand, we have … Continue reading

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Space

Over the last few days, I’ve been contemplating what to do about the space once occupied by the garden path. In truth, it is never far from my mind but on Friday evening I decided I am going to get … Continue reading

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Last Sunday in September

The swimming baths were a bit chilly this morning, so I was pleasantly surprised when we came out into the afternoon sunshine and 20°C. Everything seems to going well in the garden and it looks like I’m going to need … Continue reading

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The last apple

It started off that there was a mass of apples in the spring. Most of these fell off but five remained. In turn, these have fallen off – fortunately mature enough to eat, albeit small, which a friend puts down … Continue reading

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More vegetable flowers

Back in March I received a bag of Jerusalem artichoke tubers, which were duly planted. I had read that this vegetable is a relative of the sunflower and  likewise produces big yellow flowers. So, I have watched and waited and … Continue reading

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Third round phacelia

As this is only the first time I have had flowers in my garden at this time of year, I assumed that they didn’t appear at the end of September (in a Northern country in the Northern hemisphere). However, clearly … Continue reading

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Strange Swiss chard leaves

Been pottering about in the garden this morning and decided to have a look at the Swiss chard under the cloche. The reason for the cloche was because I thought the now cool night air might have been affecting the … Continue reading

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