Wordless Wednesday – end of the crop

Last of the ripe red, yellow and orange peppers

Despite the cold weather this autumn I think this is the latest that I’ve picked ripe peppers.  They were planted in the bed between the rows of olives so they were protected from cold winds and the first frosts.  I picked these on Monday knowing that they wouldn’t survive the hard frost of Monday night.  Once they were roasted I removed their skins and seeds and have frozen most for future use the rest I’ll dress with new season oil, capers and preserved lemons.

I also picked all the green ones and put them in the fridge; they won’t ripen now, but I can still use them in stir fries for a while.

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In a vase on Monday – Who’d have thought it?

There is an icy cold wind this morning, but the sun is shining.  I went into the garden with my secateurs with no idea whatsoever what I would find to put in my vase to join with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden this week. Continue reading

Garden bloggers’ Foliage Day – a little colour

Garden bloggers’ Foliage Day – a little colour

Welcome to GBFD; I promised when I said that I wouldn’t be posting every month any more that I would post if I thought there was something worth sharing with you.

I complain most years that there is no autumn colour in my garden except for the Pomegranate, that changes to a lovely buttery yellow each year. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – homage

It feels good to be back posting a vase on Monday for Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.  Today my vase has turned out to be an homage to my fellow bloggers who have inspired and encouraged me with growing flowers to cut for the house and/or have been generous enough to share plants with me.  So this is a thank you vase to you all. Continue reading