Archive for September, 2009

Pyxis

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

A picture post within & without the walls; Pyxis, a pram dinghy on the marl pond; a single squash, Rouge vif d’etampe, a full point to our plot.

The plot thickens

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Last Saturday we were pleased to meet Michael Nicola, who is set to become the third plotter with a bed of flowers for cutting. In the course of an animated evening we agreed to adapt the orientation of our plot to fit in with an overall strategy for the garden. More on this to come.

Penny and Robert

meeting

Enemy no. 2

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Not sheep in general but the sheep in particular, know to us as The Gang of Four. Below is a picture before their skirmish: I’m loathe to publish the ‘after’ photos. Many plants have been eaten. One of the most galling is the Seval vine – a present from Jacky at Wraxhall Vineyard, now stripped of its leaves.

gang of 4?before

Oomph

Monday, September 14th, 2009

kaleFive tons of manure to feed the soil have arrived, courtesy of George Oram, dairy farmer from North Brewham: thank you George. Kale, above, courgette and dwarf peas will all enjoy it.

manurecourgettepea

Blue sky

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Marl pits were excavated to extract a fertilizer, a mixture of clay and carbonate of lime. Another picture post outside the walled garden.