Eric kitten has developed a liking for lounging in unusual places
This is where I found him yesterday
He’s mad that one, mad….
The garden is a curious mix of wintery-ness and one tree thats still has almost all its leaves and all are still green, its not an evergreen its a cherry plum tree and i’m not sure why its taking so long to shed its leaves this year I don’t recall it being so slow other years.
Anyway here’s some pictures of leaves, snow and icicles….all taken within the space of 10 minutes this morning
Huge icicle on neighbours guttering, its melting fast though.
Logs, snow and leaves.
Cherry plum tree still in leaf.
In early September I was wondering whether my mini aubergine would get large enough to harvest…. it was quite small back then as you can see in my Teeny tiny aubergine post.
Well it did grow quite well and it looked lovely and glossy and like it might be a winner.
Then something awful happened….
The snails that had been plaguing the runner beans got to it.
I was able to salvage about half of it.
Not really enough for a moussaka.
And possibly the most expensive half aubergine ever.
Not sure I’ll try again next year.
Row on row of pots awaiting planting…..
I spotted these yesterday in the amazing walled garden at Copped Hall near Epping.
It’s a fantastic place.
I took lots of pictures so watch out for more highlights from this 18C manor that’s in the process of being restored.
It really truly is fascinating. Go if you can.
Despite trying all sorts of methods to keep the snails off our already low yielding crops this year, sometimes the snails just win.
Like this one munching on a runner bean.
Some of the things in the garden are starting to be ripe and harvestable.
Some are only just forming.
I fear many of them will be too late to grow enough before the season is over.
Like this teeny tiny aubergine.
Less than a week on its now actually twice that size.
What do you reckon its chances are?