Every year I sow melon seeds with great anticipation. I like a bit of variety with my melons and I have the room, so I start off with Sugar Baby Watermelon. It is always reliable and even in a poor summer the chances are you will get something. This season I got 4 somethings. Most were around the 5 kg mark which is pretty big … Continue reading Melon Jam
I just wanted to quickly fill you with what I’ve done in the garden so far this year, and to be honest it didn’t feel like much, but when it came to writing it down I created a mountain of words and so decided for everyone’s sake it would be better to break it up a wee bit. If I had my wits about me … Continue reading The state of the Garden Part Two of Three (or possibly four)
We are now just passed the middle of the middle of summer. Although strangely enough the weather in the first half of summer is always a bit rubbish and the second half is generally much more settled. But we tend to get it all wrong – the holidays are in the first half and the kids go back to school in the second… But anyway, … Continue reading OK Garden – what can you teach me?
And for me there was no dirty hands plunged into a weedy soil, and I didn’t even get to pick up a screwdriver to build a greenhouse. There were things from the garden in our dinner as per the rule: “something from the garden in every meal’ – however it was all from the freezer so I didn’t even need to put my gumboots on … Continue reading Gardening can take on many forms.
Finally after years of attempting to grow melons – I have succeeded. Admittedly they are on the small side – the very small side and if you compare it to a shop bought one they look like ping pong balls beside bowling balls. But I grew them so they are perfect! And this time, when sliced in half they actually looked like what they should, … Continue reading I think that is what you call success…
I haven’t been in the garden for ages – not since I managed to mow on the weekend. Hang on – that was only five days ago! It feels so much longer. But not being able to garden for five days in a row is a bit of a hardship for this gardener. The weekend was wonderful, sunny, warm and most importantly – not a … Continue reading The rat that drowned.
Sometimes it feels like my life is being narrated by the blogging ideas going on in my head. A lot of the time it is just a short simple thought that really doesn’t have the substance behind it to be padded out to a full blog, or something more interesting happens that is perfect for an entertaining post that also satisfies the desire to create … Continue reading Odds and Sods
…. But something exciting happened. The postie delivered my seeds! It’s like all my Christmas’s have come at once – even though I know what is in the package. It’s all about what the package represents: Summer and all the sights, smells and flavours it has to offer. As I sit here, wrapped up warm, watching the heavy rain come in horizontally and listening to the … Continue reading I wasn’t intending on blogging again so soon….