Six on Saturday, 17/07/2020

The big event of the week was the arrival of this pheasant hen with seven chicks. These are wild pheasants and have been part of our garden scene for many years. We used keep a few hens and the availability of easy food attracted the pheasants and several generations of them have been reared in … Continue reading Six on Saturday, 17/07/2020

Strawberries and Garlic, Anyone?

"Reeking" is the word often used to describe how one smells from garlic. It is a word which carries with it an implication of something unpleasant, undesirable and unwanted and, though I disagree strongly with this description of the garlic aroma, I must admit to washing my hands thoroughly today after an hour handling garlic … Continue reading Strawberries and Garlic, Anyone?

Nothing but Vegetables!

Gertrude Stein wrote, "A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then, after all, little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables." Obviously, Gertrude Stein was disappointed with her vegetable patch and, I suppose, it is hardly the most beautiful part of the garden. We seldom visit a garden with the purpose of … Continue reading Nothing but Vegetables!