Flops and flowers

Having run out of jars for the kimchi I made last Sunday, I had to get a bit creative with what was in my food cupboard this afternoon. I needn’t have bothered, though, as the cabbage had developed a mound which I don’t think was meant to be there.

Shame about losing half my one and only decent cabbage this year to the bokashi bin but this hardly mattered once I had discovered the joys of fuchsia berries.


There weren’t a great many berries  on the bush in the front garden, so the treat was small. I was also sweet, which I hadn’t expected, but now I know!

Talking of berries, I also did a bit more foraging today behind our house. The rose hips have turned a lovely shade of red and so they should make for an excellent cordial. I’m thinking of doing an experiment with chilli, although there won’t be any of my own, having just lost the last of them, too, in the white fur that would have been kimchi.


So, what have flowers got to do with today’s title? Well, not a lot really but ‘flops and flowers’ had a better ring to it than ‘mould and berries’. Besides, I have eaten some nasturtium flowers with the fuchsia berries, so I’m not taking too much poetic licence.

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About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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