Chilli update

I brought my chillies in a while back. I thought that the fruit on the Padrons would keep growing and I would get a really good late crop from the one that was loaded. That didn’t happen. The tiny fruits just turned red and the plant went brown and crispy. […]

Oca harvests begin

I only had time for a quick visit this weekend – I’ve a couple of fairly hellish weeks at work before I have a break – though that will be for 3 weeks and I really can’t wait. My little Livingstone rhubarb arrived this week. It is titchy! Now tucked up […]

Oca holding on

I switched days at home this week as I was feeling lousy this morning. Popped up briefly to the plot to get some fresh air and see how bad the rain was on the weekend. The verdict is wet, but not too bad. The paths are veeerry slippy though. The […]

Sunny winter workout

Fab session at the plot until the rain set in. I went up via the German bakery in Ham to get some rolls and a piece of cake to go with my coffee. It was all misty in Richmond Park, with deer poking their heads up through it. Beautiful. I […]

Bonfires and land drains

The bonfire on the lower meadow was great. About 70 people came, both the BBQs were going at full pelt and I think we had enough wood to keep the fire going for the whole weekend if we’d wanted…! My bottle of homemade sloe gin didn’t last long (neither did […]

Happy Guy Fawkes!

I managed to catch the gardeners at the block this morning – they are really nice guys and will keep me some leaves for the plot. I was debating wandering round to the local park and scooping up some of the horse chestnut leaves – but I’m not sure how much […]

Winter clearing continues

It must be nearly winter, I am sneaking chilli plants back inside…The 2 habaneros are home, because they fitted into my bike basket, but I need the car to get the rest tomorrow, before the colder weather comes. There are at least 2 meals of padron peppers on the plants […]