This week, I’ve taken advantage of the still light evenings after work to clear up the autumn garden. The nasturtiums continue to thrive, so I am leaving them for the bees to enjoy while they are still about.
On the other hand, the fennel definitely needed to be cut down. In fact, the ripe seeds were starting to spread themselves around and I had promised a colleague some for tea/her own garden.
What I hadn’t expected was just how joyful she would be at getting a bag of fennel seeds. If only we could all be so happy with such a gift! It’s also a plus for the fight against big business and unnecessary moneyed transactions.
Anyway, another job I did was take up the squash. The plants were on the wane and I felt the fruit would better off in the shed to ripen fully. They are quite small but if I can save some seeds from them, perhaps they will naturalise to my garden conditions and eventually produce better fruit.