With a heartfelt sigh I can tell you that the Glory Hole is well and truly sorted. The utility is tidy, walls washed down and floor scrubbed, I normally do this in the first week of the month so it is a bit early, and I have made room for a small chest freezer. I left my cavernous monster behind, the purchaser was pleased to have it and as it was fitted into an outbuilding I was glad to leave it.
I no longer need anything that huge, it was 6' long! I have just ordered a smaller one from Curry's and it will be delivered free of charge tomorrow, woop woop.
Now I just want/need those tomato plants to be bountiful and the rest of my plants to join in. This will be for my veg and fruit and all the things that I will make with them. Roast Tomato and garlic puree springs to mind. I have missed it sorely since moving, I only made enough in 2013 to last the winter as I planned to move last summer.
I have found another new blog, Sooze writes about her rural life in Somerset at Her Indoors, Him Outdoors. She has only recently started but I am enjoying the posts, first follower to boot.
I used to holiday in Weston super Mare when at school, the youth club that I was a member of rented the church hall for 2 weeks and we camped in there. It was great, I do not remember a single wet day.
I have gone through half my compost and the 6 bags that I have left will not do what I want. It is an expense but one that I budgeted for, all the spent compost will go into then garden at the end of the year and help the soil structure. All bar the pots that have John Innes no 3, as that is for permanent plants, I have 2 gooseberries and 2 blackcurrant in that.
I did look at the option to buy a bulk bag but the cost is almost double that of the bagged stuff. I do remember that a friend in Lincolnshire with a small nursery used to buy pallet loads of bags , obviously cost led.
My rhubarb crowns are putting on a good show but I will not pull any stalks this year, they need to get established first. I was toying with the idea of buying a potted crown and planting it in the greenhouse, with the idea of getting an earlier crop without forcing.
Has anyone tried that out, I also wondered about having some in a large pot so that I could move it into the greenhouse in January.
I will have to find room for shallots next year, I can see that my lawn will become a curving path eventually.
I must not forget to look for some French Tarragon, it is not frost hardy but has a much better flavour and scent than the Russian one.
We still have not seen rain, although the morning brought a heavy mist that slowly crept down the mountain and engulfed the village for about 30 minutes. Then it began to lift, we had a few brief flashes of sun shine but all is grey now.
I am having a break with a cuppa and soon will be putting the kitchen to rights and I will be done for the day. The rest will happen tomorrow, then I will have to have a cooking for the freezer day.
No pictures today, it is too grey outside. Nothing new on the crafting front, too busy in the garden ,Oh, I nearly forgot, my parsnips are up, I threatened them with the hoe yesterday and they were listening, 2 rows standing to attention with hardly a miss. Now to sort out some parsley, every time I turn round I realise there is a gap in my planting.