The weather this year has been in some ways extra-ordinary with excesses of heat, up to 36 degrees, and severe floods and storms. I’m surprised anything survived. Not to mention that flipping Wuhlmaus as well. The weather killed the Tomatoes this year -or it was possibly a virus, but the neighbours lost them too. My Parsnips, carrots, beetroot and onions were munched by you know who. It even started on the courgettes and they had to be pulled up. Never mind, we did get some and the Sweet corn project was a huge success, as well as the Broad beans, Broccoli and peas. I have three saved Parsnips in buckets. Dave and I are debating whether to give the root crops a complete miss next year or just buy poison!
Its October 7th and I still have Geraniums outside, if the frost keeps up then they’ve loads of flowers coming. We’ve taken cuttings for next year, but we’ll put all the parents in a box in the cellar and see what survives, heavens know where I’ll put them! I’ve also grown Pansies from seed as they do so well, and I can share them with the Linda for the graveyard.
I’ve made my first batch of Elderberry wine, which is just coming to the end of fermentation. I only got 5 kilos from the garden this year so am looking for another source for next year. I wonder when we can guzzle it????