Quote of the day:
“After carefully cross-examining my daughter, I do not believe her to be worthy of the fernery. ”
~ Charles Dickens (private letter, 1862).
Forage in November for:
Alexanders, Chickweed, Sloes, Bullaces, Dandelion Leaves, Rosehips, Hawthorn berries, Cleavers, Burdock Roots, Rowan Berries
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Category Archives: The home garden
21/11/2020 So this happened again: But luckily nothing that hadn’t already been blackened/slimed was affected. Nevertheless, there aren’t that many exciting flowers left in the garden. So this is a bit of a mish-mash for Six on Saturday, the inspirational … Continue reading
25/07/2020 OK, I know am not alone, but I’ve got a courgette mountain. I put half the current pile outside the gate this morning, with a sign to let people know that they are free to good homes (or indeed … Continue reading
For lunch at the weekend I ‘prepared’ a lazy salad fresh from the garden: ‘Erbette’ perpetual spinach, beetroot leaves, chives, parsley, coriander, mizuna, red veined sorrel. I washed the leaves and stood them in a pint glass of water for … Continue reading
Over the years I have noticed that knapweed is as attractive as thistles to winged insects. It has similar shaped flowers and is a similar colour, but thank goodness it is a lot less prickly than thistles. So I’ve happily … Continue reading
As well as rain (for which I am very grateful), clouds of flea beetles seem to have descended on the garden this week. They are all over the poppies and roses, but are also consuming various leaves in the vegetable … Continue reading
18/04/2020 Six on Saturday is hosted by The Propagator. If you want to join in, check Jonathon’s blog for directions about posting and links to other participants’ Sixes. It makes a great distraction from COVID-19 Live Updates. Here are my … Continue reading
As we hit a number of scary milestones in the path of this disease this Easter I am thinking of key workers in all walks of life with gratitude And wishing everyone a peaceful and hopeful Easter.