Friday, 25 December 2015
Time to Plant Shallots
Plant shallots on the shortest day and harvest them on the longest ....or thereabouts .
I did plant them out into the open veg bed a few days ago , I went to a lot of trouble digging in compost ,horticultural grit and covering them with grids and surrounding them with chicken wire ....and over night three went missing ....just totally vanished !
These are precious , given to me by a good gardening friend ! So I have taken them all up and replanted them into modules , just to get them started ,up in my unheated greenhouse .
I will plant them out later on , around the end of February , beginning of March .
These will be harvested around August .
It was good to get out and take a little walk about the garden , it,s mild , wet and very blustery today. The Rhubarb is coming up !
I,ve topped up the bird feeders , must get more peanuts . It has been so mild that the Gunneras have not died back yet , this little Robin is feeding on it's seeds . Arum Lilies also still in full leaf .
We went to the Christmas Mass at St Michaels Mullion yesterday evening , a good turnout and lovely to sing the well loved Christmas Carols ..We need more practice singing ! We also need someone to play the organ ! Happy Christmas Father John !
You did a great job !
We also gathered wood for the fire , off the beach this morning , some beach combing treasures, rope , shells , a tiny glass bottle ( no message in it though ) pretty stones and let the dog have a romp about down at Poldhu Cove .
Oh ! Well ! I'd better get back indoors to all the festivities . My lovely Christmas table has been transformed into Paddington Station !
Hope you're all having fun ! x