On Saturday I went to the Edible Garden Show with my two sisters. My eldest sister paid for our tickets as a christmas present and I loved it.
You can read the ‘Edible Garden Show’ Website here.
There were plenty of interesting stalls, selling products and giving advice. It was great to wander around.
There were also lots of interesting talks which I enjoyed. Alys Fowler talked about growing about fruit in small places, showing photos of her own garden. She also included some photos of fruits that she foraged from car parks local to her, which was great.
Another really good talk, was given by Bob Flowerdew, a wonderful organic gardener. He talked about ‘No Work Growing’, which was basically ways to reduce or eliminate unnecessary chores. He was very funny at times.
Earlier in the day I was really very lucky. I noticed Bob Flowerdew in a quiet part of the hall and I asked him if I could have a photograph with him. He was lovely and put his arm round me while the lady with him took a photo for me. It made my day.
My one and only purchase of the day was…….. drumroll please……
A ‘Meat Mincer ‘ with a sausage making attachment. A cumberland sausage mix and some sausage skins also came with it. It cost me £20, but I was assured it works perfectly.
I have noticed since, that it can also be used to make pasta too.
I am really looking forward to using it and I have told him I will rewiew it on my blog, so he can see how I get on.
I hope it works well.
As it’s been such a wet weekend, I haven’t been able to get to my allotment. So today I thought I would show you a couple of photographs that I took on Thursday morning, when the weather was nice for a change:
This is the robin that always comes over to me when I’m digging or moving compost at my allotment. I always reward him with some tasty mealworms on my bird feeder.
This is ‘Scraggy Fox’ that is always hanging around my plot. He had just been drinking out of one of my ponds, he must have been thirsty.
Poor ‘Scraggy Fox’ has a skin condition which has caused some of his fur to fall out and I feel very sorry for him. I don’t feed him as I don’t like to encourage town foxes, but he has been visiting now for two years and has become a familiar sight to me.
The photo above is something that has surprised me… My cauliflowers were grown to be harvested last August, but because the weather was so dreadful last year, they are only just ready now. Luckily they were an ‘all year round’ cauliflower.
This cauliflower fed us all for two meals and I have another five cauliflowers still to pick, which is marvelous.
Finally, sadly we had our last homegrown butternut squash this week. It was lovely roasted and was enough for a couple of meals.
This demonstrates how long they will store if they have the right conditions. I store them in our bedroom, as it’s the coldest room of the house …so very romantic lol.
Thank you for reading my blog today.
I’ll be back on Friday.