Tuesday View – a little touch of autumn 31st October 2017

The weather has changed; there is now only a few hours in the afternoon when it is warm and pleasant; in the mornings there is a nip in the air.  The light has changed.  There is even a little autumn colour in the garden caused by the warmish days and cold nights.   Continue reading

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In a vase on Monday – The days are changing but not the vases, yet!

It has been an odd day.  To begin, when I opened the shutters this morning when I got up, it was pretty much still dark – when did that happen?!!!  The clocks change here next Sunday which will mean that it is lighter, earlier at least for a while, but the down side is that it will be dark earlier in the evening; there is no denying that winter is on its way.

Then at nine, the power went off; I hadn’t been out for a couple of days so I hadn’t seen the warning signs from the electricity company . so no internet, no light but worst of all NO WATER; all our water comes from a well and arrives via an electric pump.   So I wasn’t able to do several jobs in the garden that I’d planned as water was needed to irrigate re-positioned plants. Continue reading

Tuesday View 10th October 2017

The overall view hasn’t changed much but I have begun moving plants out of the bed and finding them new homes (that takes more time than planting new plants.

Tuesday View 10.10.2017

I planted some of the Teucrium that I removed under the Quercus ilex in the clipped shrub border, and some was put on the Slope

Newly planted area of the bed with Lavenders and Santolina grown from cuttings plus some Irises. I know they look very small and insignificant now but they’ll soon grow

Salvia ‘Indigo Spires’ is flowering too well to be moved. The cuttings I took last month have all rooted and some are forming flowering stems, which I am removing

As there isn’t very much to show in the weekly view I thought I’d share with you some of the other views I’m enjoying this week and show you some of the dishes I’m making with the produce from the garden.

I’ve been using the pomegranates I showed you last week in this delicious salad by Ottolenghi using celery and pearl barley

I also harvested all my quinces and made Membrillo for the first time. It is delicious but I have my doubts about how long it will last

The evening sun shining on a large pot with Solarnum jasminoides

Just a pretty colour and texture to share

I’m not sure if Cathy at Words and Herbs is posting her view this week but it would be worth checking as she has some great autumn colour from her Acer.