Saturday, 30 August 2008


These are starting to put in an appearance:

I'm Voting Republican

So every time I put up a new post there's a sudden flurry of interest (alright the hit counter goes up a couple of notches) and quite a bit of it is from the US, but I never seem to get any comments from you guys. So I just thought I'd post this to see if I can a rise out of anyone.

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Very peculiar

Very peculiar weather today. The wet stuff has stopped falling out of the sky and instead there's a big hot round yellow thing up there. I've googled the symptoms and come up with something called "summer". Advanced search suggests it may be connected with "bank holiday", "olympics", "Boris Johnson pants" or "toke it up white boy". I'll keep you posted if I discover anything further.


I liked the separated petals on this one:


These just keep on coming:



These are a late summer variety, I haven't a clue what they're called; I started them off with a root from my mate Arther.


I've left plenty of brambles round the edge of the plot and with all the wet stuff falling from the sky the blackberries are big and sweet and juicy and luverly:

The flies are enjoying them too; I think this is the back end of a horse fly, which I reckon looks pretty cosmic:

Friday, 15 August 2008

Still ticking

Things are still ticking over nicely; I've sown the spring cabbage today.

As the phacelia made such good green manure I've sown some more. It's a winter hardy annual so wont need to be dug in till next year.


I've dug up the remainder of the Pentland Javalin today, a good haul and not a trace of wireworm, so I must be doing something right:

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Spoilt for choice

So much to choose from at the moment: peas, french beans, cauliflower, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, courgettes, gooseberries, raspberries...and the flowers are doing nicely too.





More cabbages

I sowed a little nursery row of Golden Acre in the middle of June and transplanted them this week to where the early peas were. They got a bit frazzled in the hot weather but seem to be recovering. A bit like me then.


Maincrop peas

These are ready now just as the earlies have finished.

French beans

Picked the first of these today.


These are starting to come along now. I only use them as a winter vegetable so they were sown quite late in the middle of May and planted out at the end of June.