In going from missing my opportunity to try my first home grown artichoke to letting it flower. And now I find it's saved its greatest delights until the last.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
When I first started, I was very focused on productive plants only and got busy removing anything that would provide the family with food. I very quickly realised that if I didn't have more than that in the garden, there'd be no visitors and no pollination, so I got a few packets of seeds, some for flowers than I loved such as cosmos and poppies and then mixed packets as a lottery, just for fun. What's showed up has surprised me, such as blue cornflowers and red carnations but the other surprise was the flowers on the veggies themselves. We let our artichoke go to full flower as Mum said they are very attractive and are used in flower decorations. as with all things, she was right.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
I forgot to mention that we put solar panels on the roof prior to the rebate changing (my mother says that her higher energy bills are my fault). We put it on the west side of the roof as the north facing roof was too small. The only downside was that I had to walk a block away to get this shot....