Sunday, 20 November 2016

I've got a new partner on the plot...meet Lady Eleanor




Fresh from an appearance in the walled garden at Gibside, she is gracing my humble plot with a touch of class.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Pretty mild, this last couple of days 7C or thereabouts, after a cold few days.  No frosts yet though.

Bonfire time.  Got rid of some of the leylandii trimmings, but there is a lot left.  The conifer branches light up quite easily even though everything is pretty wet.

The winter onions are showing well, I have had to take the netting off because their green leaves were either getting squashed by it or they were growing through and getting entangled..

The garlic is sprouting through now too.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Lots of rain, lots and lots.  The upside is there are plenty of puddles to wash the beetroots in.  The downside is that the bonfire material is very soggy.

Shelled the french beans that I picked when I took the vines down...there's a lot of beans... and the runner beans are yet to go.



...and picked a junior Brussells sprout plant...


...the sprouts were full size though and luscious with pot-roasted brisket and roast vegetables.  Mmmm!