Monday, December 25, 2017

... and in the Weather

Temperatures today have been 'Orangers' and in the greenhouse there are some lemons ready to pick!

Oca Harvest

I have started to unearth my oca tubers as last week's frost has downed the foliage. I'm quite pleased with the size this year, some really decent specimens. Though the scarlet ones with white eyes are never as big as the bicolour, there are SO pretty!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Mushroom Magic

I have drilled 300 holes in some oak logs and then plugged each one with a mushroom mycelium covered dowel.
Now, I just wait a year and, hey presto, out will pop hundreds of shitake mushrooms!

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Curiouser and curiouser

Once upon a time I had the idea of having a corner of the garden inspired by Alice-in-Wonderland with a huge chair surrounded by oversized plants - sunflowers and dahlias for example - to make one feel they had just taken a sip from the bottle labelled 'Drink Me'.
Maybe that time has come, while sorting my new seed packets I have noticed a bit of a theme...

As always, click the pic to biggen. Or nibble a bit of the small cake with the words 'Eat Me' beautifully marked in currants.