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Cordial

Cordial

With this year’s blackcurrant crop, we decided to try making a cordial. Advertisements

Glut Busting

Glut Busting

Another trugful of tomatoes from the greenhouse, too many to enjoy raw, have been processed for the freezer.

Riches

Riches

We woke to gentle rainfall this morning, the long hot weeks of sunshine finally faltering to give way to a greyer day, the morning laced with light rain: a temporary reprieve by all accounts and therefore all the more welcome.

Mystique

Mystique

Slowly we are making our way through the last standing leeks and winter brassicas, clearing the ground ready for this year’s planting.

Adieu To August

Adieu To August

After several rather disappointing damp summers, and a long cold winter, we have at last enjoyed a fine summer here, with surprising heat still in the sun now as the season begins to wane.

Burpees Golden

Burpees Golden

This year we branched out with our beetroot growing, to include the yellow ‘Burpees Golden’ and pink-ringed ‘Chioggia’ alongside our usual purple varieties.

Stereo

Stereo

I have already mentioned how impressed we have been with the Broad Bean variety ‘Stereo’ this year.

Blaze

Blaze

Summer has finally arrived, with a welcome run of long, hot sunny days which continue to stretch ahead of us.

The Great Scape

The Great Scape

Despite the rather wintry weather of late, our hardneck garlic has remained on schedule, pushing up long curly scapes which I harvested eagerly in a spell of evening sunshine.