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.
We lived in Weston-super Mare for 15 years, and loved it, I was born in nearby Taunton. You have been busy inside and out, it's great the spaces we find to plant things.ReplyDelete
There will not be an inch of bare soil if I can help it.Delete
I've googled the new blog you mentioned but nothing comes up, could you put a link in to it.ReplyDelete
Still no rain here either, everywhere is so dry
if you click on her name on the comment it should take you there. I have no idea how to put a link in.Delete
Just a misty drizzle up here too, not the much needed rain, your tomato and garlic sounds lovely, I hope you have bountiful harvests :-)ReplyDelete
We had about a 1/2" of rain overnight and the sun is trying to push through now.Delete
Bless you Pam for the mention, I'm glad you're enjoying the blog. Weston isn't too far from us, it's had a lot of money spent on it and has improved no end recently, it's a nice place to go now. Our rhubarb is doing really well, OH brought in an armful of it the other day. We too always seem to be buying bags of compost recently.ReplyDelete
I remember it as a bit run down, but then this was the 60's and no money had been spent for a long time. I will have to pay a visit this summer, it is a simple journey from here.Delete
We were in Weston on Wednesday. Only the 2nd time I've ever been there. Pleasant enough town but very busy in the summer I should imagine.ReplyDelete
I hope your tomatoes do you proud. I got some seeds (just started off) from The Real Seed Company. All tried and tested on Welsh soil, so I know they will cope here.
It was always packed out in the 60's, and as a gaggle of schoolgirls let loose we had a wonderful time every year. I used that seed company a few years ago, I will have to have a look ready for next year.Delete
I used to have a monster freezer too when I live in the South Shropshire hills and couldn't pop out to the shops, it was always full of foraged and home made food.ReplyDelete
I've had one meal from my rhubarb so far this year.
I am hoping to scrounge/swap some rhubarb, I have rather a lot of jam, jelly and chutney on my shelves.Delete
We had a glorious week of sunshine and after I tackled my European ironing mountain, I planned on getting outside and planting. Torrential downpours last night and mizzle THS morning has put me off.ReplyDelete
My ironing is done, and I am ready for the freezer to be delivered, sometime before 1:30. Then it will be the greenhouse for me.Delete
My seeds seem to be very slow in germinating this year even thou we have had some really lovely sunny days.ReplyDelete
Your mention of Weston brought back happy memories of a few years ago when I visited and found Jill Dando's garden so pretty.
Enjoy your week.
Hazel c uk