Autumn 2016

The big tomatoey bang!
…with squashes and crazy corn
All the colours of the rainbow have given me such a thrill in my vegetable kingdom. Tomatoes are just doing their last show and what a lovely season its been. My best tomatoes were in a pot by the front door. I planted up all different shapes and sizes and they looked good all together. The ones in the greenhouse looked permently scruffy and this is the second year that I have thought that I’m not going to bother with toms in the green house, I’m sticking with sweet peppers.

They roll about the kitchen and get squashed
They roll about the kitchen and get squashed

I’m also not doing those little currant ones next year because they roll about the kitchen and I’m forever treading on them. My beefstakes are the best and well worth the effort.

A muddle of tomatoes have been lovely this season
A muddle of tomatoes have been lovely this season
Nice and tidy with freshly barked paths
Nice and tidy my bark paths are such a good idea
Cougettes are still developing and the squashes are ready
Cougettes are still developing and the squashes are ready

Back at home and my little garden is starting to look all Japanesey.
I purchased another little baby acer because I can see that a larger one is looking a bit straggy and I dont think it will last the winter. I topped the whole scene off with a very gracefull white Japanese Anemone. I think all I need to complete the look is a Tsukubai water feature. But I wonder if all that will happen is the cat will be in it! (She loves drinking the filthiest water!)

japanesey
My japanese style garden

I think its also because I do like a bit of order in the garden. Its probably a control thing. I can’t control cats or people but I can at least control the garden. This brings me neatly onto the subject of the plant rack. See what I mean about order?

A refreshing dollop of elegant green and white. That is if its possible to dollop elegance!
A refreshing dollop of elegant green and white. That is if its possible to dollop elegance!

Now, quirky veg! A friend grew some gemstone maize….AMAIZING!

Amazing colours of Gem stone maize!
Amazing colours of Gem stone maize!

A blog about my gardening exploits to inspire, even if its looking like its all about go wrong. (Which it does, alot)

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