Normally, I would not rejoice in ferocious winds or fallen branches but yesterday I was relieved to see this in my garden
It had been quite amusing, watching birds eyeing it up when they were looking for a place to make a nest this spring. On the other hand, I had been apprehensive about the branch falling onto the greenhouse.
Of course, the greenhouse didn’t need objects falling on it to lose its cover or for its poles to break. The branch could so easily have fallen on someone’s head, though. Instead, it was simply there when I looked out the window and now it has been added to the pile of wood which I am using to make hugel beds.
Other good news is that I have another pile of chillies, which had ripened and started to dry on the plant (indoors). They are such a festive colour, don’t you think?
I am exceedingly pleased with the number of chillies I have grown this year. Equally, I was very pleased with the number of Jerusalem artichoke tubers I took out of the growbag I had been using for one batch. I would say that the amount was at least double what I got last year, so the £8 I paid in March 2014 for the original set of tubers is turning out to be a good investment.