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My harvest today....13th October.

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It’s rained almost constantly here for the past 4 days so I haven’t ventured into the garden or greenhouse. It stopped raining this afternoon long enough for me to nip out and check the plants in the greenhouse, pick any ripe tomatoes and cucumbers and to pick up any windfall apples from the garden. I had enough time to cut the last of the Chrysanthemums, Gladioli, Asparagus fronds and Sweet Peas too.


It’s raining again now. So miserable. There are a few tomatoes ripening and half a dozen Cucumbers growing but I really need to clear out the greenhouse and get it ready for my other plants. I really need to dig up and pot the Geraniums and other plants I want to overwinter. Never mind, hopefully it will have rained itself out by the end of the week when I can get in there and sort things out ready for winter. Are you ready for battening down the hatches yet????

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vases with flowers look beautiful. :-))))

13 Oct, 2013

 

Hi Homebird ..
those apples and tomatoes look healthy and tasty !

13 Oct, 2013

 

At least you have managed to pick those lovely flowers,H.bird..I'm sure you will soon be able to sort out your other plants..no hard frosts forecast yet,so all is not lost..I have potted a few things up,and they are now under cover..so I haven't many more to do this year..
I love Asparagus foliage..it looks so feathery and light,and doesn't overpower the flowers,like some greenery..

13 Oct, 2013

 

:o))

13 Oct, 2013

 

Thanks Jane, I like flowers in the house but don't like cutting the ones in the garden unless they are weather worn...lol apart from the sweet peas of course.
Hi Tt. These are my favourite apples, so crisp, tasty and sweet. They are Lord Lambourne.
Bloomer I was surprised to see new growth in the Asparagus, about a foot tall. I'm glad the hard frosts won't be with us yet, although I would prefer nice crisp, dry sunny days instead of this interminable grey drizzle. Having said that, I don't like the cold but I hate being cold and wet more....lol hopefully I can get what I want to do done later this week.

13 Oct, 2013

 

We've had weather like this too but at least you have been productive. gorgeous flowers and tasty looking produce.

13 Oct, 2013

 

Lots of lovelies from the garden HB - I hope you get time to do all the jobs needing done.
It only started raining here late this afternoon but temperatures sure have dropped!

13 Oct, 2013

 

What a lovely harvest! My sweet peas finished ages ago. I try every year, but I'm just no good with them! I haven't found the right spot yet! Hatches definitely need battening down soon - there are leaves everywhere. New daffodil bulbs and crocuses safely in, tulips next month. I'm in danger of digging up almost as many as I plant...

13 Oct, 2013

 

You have your own mini harvest festival there Homebird! I haven't battened down any hatches yet - there are so many plants I want to move and can't finally decide where to move them to - it will be November and too wet before I get round to it at this rate.

13 Oct, 2013

 

I hope it dries out for you soon. It's such a nuisance when we can't get on.
I'm pleased to see you are still picking some crops and flowers :o)

13 Oct, 2013

 

Nice crop and lovely flowers Homebird. I have had rain here for a while now and although I've moved all the plants I wanted to move, I've still got loads of bulbs that need to planted. Hopefully this week...

14 Oct, 2013

 

I just love the crop harvest and vibrant coloured flowers you have Homebird. It has been wet in Buckinghamshire too but the rain is much needed (although sometimes annoying and miserable).

At least it stopped long enough for you to go get those flowers for indoors. And you are so blessed to still have Sweet Pea growing...mine ended months ago!

14 Oct, 2013

 

Hi Sheila, yes I'm all ready for winter, finished lining the greenhouse, just have to get the propane now, I've read differing forecasts for the weather in november, 1 says loads of snow, another 1 says above average temperatures, I hope it's the latter.
Nice to see you still have flowers for cutting, and I got rid of my tomatoes a couple of weeks ago, and ripened the green ones in a box in the kitchen, Derek.

14 Oct, 2013

 

What lovely harvest pickings. I must admit I am late in sorting out my pots as they are still giving colour and then down came the rain but it must be done as soon as we get a decent day.

18 Oct, 2013

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