Two of them are bellowing to each other this evening. For the record, I just saw a fish, so there’s at least one of them alive.
Time for the Red Duke of Yorks. I didn’t get many pototoes from such a bit pot. I hope there are more Maris Peers under there… We Lewesians are getting […]
Three new fish in the pond today – tiddlers fresh from the garden centre. They’re testing the water – after the last lot disappeared, and the tadpoles too, it’s possible […]
When the subject of chitting came up before it proved surprisingly controversial. Since I’ve only planted 9 seed potatoes, sticking them on the windowsill in egg boxes didn’t really constitute […]
He’s after my nuts.
“Rather than a bluebell wood” said my sister, “it’s a forest of garlic”. And it was. This ramson floored glade lies on the banks of the Coly. A friend has […]
This is one of my favourite vegetables. When I dug my pond, a couple of years back, a friend told me you could grow watercress just by throwing it in […]
My back “garden” (yard) is pretty small. I want to grow vegetables. With my pond, pear tree, roses, fruit and herbs, there’s not really room for pototatoes. But fresh (I […]
My frisky frogs have brought about the most exciting thing to happen in the pond since the baby fish 18 months ago: two great lumps of spawn (the smaller one […]
A colleague gave me some quinces and the last of my pears were going very soft, so I boiled them down and made a quince and pear tart. I’ve added […]
I’d forgotten how much I loath this stuff. It catches on everything. Anyway, it may not be elegant, but ’tis done, so come on leaves, do your worst. Still no […]
This last crop brings the this year’s total to well over 100! Not all the pears were harvested. Because of the bumper crop I’ve been picky, and chucked the blemished […]