Friday, 24 October 2008

Berries and Sunshine

Elderberries and Hawthorn berries in the sunshine.

I managed to get into the vegetable garden this afternoon and work without treading too much on the wet soil.  I like to get the ground cleared before Christmas, so it's full speed ahead now.  I took up some old bush tomatoes which didn't do very much and got blight, so won't be making an appearance next year.  Dug up the buttercups and grass from around them and tidied up the edges - that's about 10sq m done, only  another 200 to go...

Managed to pick some raspberries and a cabbage which I have already eaten.  

Tomorrow's weather is forecast to be dire, but I hope to get out again on Sunday.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Autumn in full swing...

We are now definitely in autumn, with some leaves falling and some turning the most beautiful shades of red and gold.  There is nothing nicer than red leaves in the sunshine, but lately we have settled into a pattern of fine mornings followed by rainy afternoons, so I have not been able to get out as much as I like.  

The ground is very wet, so digging is not possible.  Instead, it has been a good time for pulling out weeds and tidying paths.  In some cases this means rediscovering paving stones lying under a covering of grass due to the wet summer.

This activity is really not photogenic, so instead here is a picture of some autumn raspberries, which have been magnificent this year.