Saturday, 19 September 2009

Still here

I know I haven't posted for a while but I'm still here; I even let the anniversary of 9-11 go by without comment. Apparently it was an inside job. Later on I'll tell you something you didn't already know.

So things are slowing down, no mists yet but plenty of mellow fruitfulness. The blackberries and plums are about over but there's still raspberries, apples, pears and even a few bunches of grapes.

The runner beans are done too but there's still fresh peas, cabbages, carrots and leeks as well as onions, garlic and potatoes in store.

Green shoots

No not the mythical economic recovery but spinach for autumn greens:



Still going strong:

Last row of peas

These always get mildew at this time of year but the peas inside are just fine.

Carrots and leeks


Looking forward to these.

More autumn greens

Primo cabbage:

My favourite colour snap

So yellow.

New toy

My juicer arrived today. Or rather I had to make a 25-mile round trip to collect it - thank you bloody CityLink. So it's just as well it works a treat. I wouldn't eat fifteen apples a day but I can handle a pint of apple juice:

Garden this weekend


Fuchsia magellanica "versicolour":


Best news yet

Here's something you didn't already know. The news is my lovely girl's got a tiny lickle baby in her tummy. Which means that some time early next spring I'll be a granddad. Cool eh?