This post should almost be called "This month in the country garden", it feels like so long since I did an update. I have been working in the garden, but the weather has been so terrible that I haven't taken any photos for weeks, and it feels wrong to write a post without pics.
The other day I saw an ad for my new camera in a tram stop. It was a sexy picture of a guy holding the camera in the rain (or a shower - couldn't tell which!) I think trying to explain that the camera is waterproof... or maybe just trying to get the attention of women at the tram stop?!! Anyway, after yet another day of continuous rain in the Country Garden on Friday I decided to test out the waterproofness of the camera, and I'm happy to say that it does work!
So... after a long introduction, here's what has been happening in the wet, grey, muddy Country Garden this week:
|The leeks are doing well, both in the polystyrene |
containers and in a wine barrel. I made some
delicious caramelised baby leek yesterday.
|Onion seedlings started out really curly but now |
seem to be straightening themselves out
|One of the last carrots from the previous crop. I've reseeded|
in hope of another crop. The brown "dust" is coffee grounds
to try to deter slugs - there are so many slugs at the moment!!
|Peas (green, sugar snap and snow) are in full swing and |
|The red cabbages are finally starting to form heads...|
|as are the savoy cabbages|
|A splash of colour on a grey day from the rainbow chard|
|The first planting of potatoes has come through|
and is thriving. It's still under covers in case of
|And not to forget the pinenut tree. Plenty of |
new growth but I suspect it might still be a
while until we're harvesting pinenuts!!