20 Oct - Woodwork is getting as lick of paint!!
24 Oct - more chutney.... Green tomato + apple + plum + apricot.. Tastes a bit
firey to start off with - will have to wait a white to mature now.
Winter Broad beans doing well in their pots.. Garlic bulbils popping out
of the modules.. must have huge roots - must plant out soon!!
Acer in the
garden - stunning..
Loads of manure and greens in the compost heap at the plot - now overflowing..
27 Oct - Planting the first over wintering early early broad beans
Covered with a cloche as I hadn't hardened them off.... Oooops!!
and some winter onions which will be ready as green onions on 1st May
3 Nov - More painting on the shed - 3 coats ...
4 Nov - Last of the sweetcorn cut down and composted.. 3" manure added and
forked in to get ready for garlic, leeks and onions.
Pallet firewood and a pile of roots drying to be bon fired
5 Nov - Thought I'd gone to heaven today. I'd been contemplating gathering
up some leaves around the town roads but not
got around to doing it. Today I stumbled upon the council mower/hoover machine
today with 2 truck loads near by...
So managed to collect 4 big compacted builders bags full of leaves... 2 went
straight to the plot compost heap,
1 into a storage container and 1 for the home garden leaf mold pile...
Will collect more during the week if I can find the hoover machine again!!
22 Nov - Sowing winter peas in guttering to plant out in very early spring..
20 Dec - Preparing compost from my bins - screening all the bigger parts out -
these go into the pea trench..
adding a bit of Blood, Fish and Bone...
Now put to bed so it stays warm and does not freeze..
A pile of seeds arrived from
25 Dec - This is my only Hubbard squash that I saved from the freak
frost in September.... Started eating on Christmas day.. Delicious..
30 Dec - from the manuring a few weeks ago today I levelled off and set out my
Garlic plants were started off in the greenhouse because the plot wasn't ready
Great root growth - Finished bed with all garlic now planted in blocks instead
of long lines
Spread 3 loads of free Manure from the gate for the worms and rain to do their
This rubbish and roots need to be burned!!
More photos soon
Winter work.. - Dry out and burn all 5 wheelie bin loads of bad roots and
Dig out and make level, fit roof structure and flag stone storage area - when
time allows - My courier job takes quite a few hours..
Fit more screen fence panels to entrance area. Paint all timber.
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