The tyre towers around the patio are also brilliant, they give a good depth of soil, something which is missing here as the soil is thin with a stony layer a couple of inches below the surface. It is going to take me a lifetime to build the soil up a reasonable depth in the main vegetable patch.
Saturday, 21 November 2015
After a lovely long warm Autumn the cold weather has arrived. The wind is very chill but my wood fired range is lit and I seem to be making endless cups of herbal tea. The Geese have grown at an incredible rate, Gloria at the back has developed Angel wing, which is a deformity of the last joint of her wings making them stand out sideways but it doesn't seem to bother her.
The mandarin tree in the polytunnel is in full bloom, smelling heavenly and even in this cold weather a hardy bumblebee is working hard. Sorry about the poor picture, Action shots are not my forte.