These Sungold tomatoes
have been a winner in the garden this year. I splashed out and bought a packet of seed this Spring, they were
expensive being an F1 hybrid, but with hindsight worth every penny. They were the first to ripen, and it looks like they will be the longest lasting too.
I think this will be the last climbing courgette Black Forest
in the garden. When I went on holiday in August a large marrow grew on the plant which told the plant it was time to stop. With a little TLC I have coaxed it into a few more weeks of productivity!
These are the tomatoes which I 'liberated' last Autumn. I called them Great Wall of China
, as the seed came from a tomato found growing there! Much better late in the season, a lovely little plum tomato, very prolific and full of flavour.
Oh Dear! it looks as if I have leek moth damage!
I have never had leek moth before, but I suppose it is the arrival of warmer climate which has brought this awful pest! grrrr!
These are my wonderful Bulgarian Giant leeks
which are growing great guns at the moment. Leek moth larvae go down into the white shaft of the leek and dig a labyrinth of tunnels in your leeks! Such a shame as it is about the only thing growing right through Winter and I rely on them!
I'll have to take some action now to try to avoid the problem getting too bad.
Also this week, I have been playing tourist in my own town! Friday afternoon after a quick visit to Borough Market...
I climbed up the 311 steps up the spiral staircase of The Monument
in the City of London.
The Monument was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1671 and 1677 to mark the place where the Great Fire of London started in 1666. It is the tallest free standing stone structure in the world! My legs were aching on Saturday morning!
This is the last reminder to get your photos to me for inclusion in Matron's Dogblog
. I will be writing a post to celebrate our wonderful canine garden helpers! You won't be disappointed, the photos I have been sent already are amazing!