Recently I've been considering whether or not to start a second blog.
This is supposed to be a blog about my crafting exploits and so far this year, it's been dominated by our gardening exploits!
What do you think, should I continue with things as they are, or have a separate gardening blog?
Work continues in the great outdoors.
And finally we are ready to begin replanting.
As the property slopes away toward the rear boundary we decided to put in a low retaining wall, in an effort to keep the earth where we want it. Nothing too fancy as, if things go according to plan, we won't be able to see it anyway.
It stretches along the Northern half of the rear boundary fence as far as our green house.
Over the last two weekends we have begun replanting. What a wonderful feeling after all the chopping down and digging up.
We've put in agapanthus all along the new back edge and I'll slowly add more plants as I rescue them from elsewhere or purchase new. I already rescued primula from another area of the garden, they were moved to the front and have been moved again to their forever home under the cherry tree. Some peony and alstroemera have also found their way into there too and quite a few bulbs.
Of course all that activity is too much for the overseer and she had to go for a lie down!
The green house was stripped out a couple of weeks ago and I was amazed at how much was left in there.
I stripped the green tomatoes and the chilli plants.
The chilli I have cut back and wrapped in frost cloth, hoping they will survive the winter. Something I didn't know was possible! We came across the idea on the WWW and thought we would give it a go.
The chilli I harvested have been frozen or preserved.
The green tomatoes went into a pan with some red onions and apples.
They stewed for a while, with sugar and vinegar.
And became 9 big jars of chutney.
Belle takes her job as cosiness tester very seriously.
It's very difficult to crochet when the cat is on the project.
Even when she is under it.
She gives me such looks when it's time to turn and go back the other way!