Sunday, 30 August 2009

Red Hot Chilli Peppers

We have had a good lot of chillis this year (unlike the peppers which have failed miserabley again). I tasted the end of one and I think smoke did actually come out of my ears. It was fine when it was cooked in a chilli though (didn't use the seeds though, not that brave). We should be able to have plenty to store too.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Berry nice

Why are the best blackberries always at the top of the hedge or right in the middle so that you have to tear your arms to shreds to get to them? Anyway a few pints of blood later we managed to pick our first lot of berries.
The children managed to eat their own weight in blackberries but there were plenty left to take home.
We crumbled some of them with rhubarb, raspberries and cranberries from the plot.

Meanwhile in the greenhouse I have managed to grow my first cucumbers. A grand total of 3 all together. This is still very exciting for me because I have never grown any before. They taste a lot different, almost like melon. Our greenhouse doesn't get an awful lot of sun because of the trees behind the house so I consider these a big success.
Here are our wonderful tomatoes, again so far grand total of 2 tomatoes that are ripe. A few green ones in there still though. Oh yes and I have just passed my part time literature degree too, so I am a very happy camper hurrah!

Monday, 17 August 2009


Whilst we were in Devon we went to the Broomhill Scupture Garden. They had some great things in there.
I thought that she would like nice in the corner of my garden, I couldn't afford the price tag unfortunately.
This installation called 'Welcome to the third Millenium' was by Mike Roles. It was really brilliant whilst being a little unsettling at the same time.
This is the view from Baggy Point towards the beach at Croyde Bay.
When we got home there was rather a large pile of beans waiting for us.

Croyde Bay.
This is the garden of the cottage that we were staying in. The village was called Muddiford. You could get used to looking out on views like this.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Back again

Hi there, we've been on our jolly holidays to Devon. It's nice to get away but always good to be home. Looking forward to seeing what's been happening down on the allotment in the two weeks that we've been away. The garden has gone a bit wild so I'm sure there will be lots to see at the plot when we go down there tomorrow...