Saturday 9 December 2017


The end of the year seems like a good time to catch up with all that we did in our new garden... yes, we've been in the new house nearly a year! The girls grew a good share of flowers and vegetables again. There were strawberries too but I don't seem to have any pictures of them.

At the start of the year we didn't even have a shed! Here's the Quadro schoolhouse marking out the site.

Safe bets of peas, tatties, carrots and onions, plus some flowers for this year.

Potatoes ready to go...


It wasn't all crop growing. As well as some nice barbecues this year we also built a new play structure. (that's the best name I have for it)

Exciting - this year we actually grew a pepper!

A bumper turnout of nasturtiums and sunflowers

A less bumper haul of potatoes

Though a decent load of peas and onions.

Tallest sunflowers ever!

A decent set of chilli peppers - now in the form of chilli jam.

We also had the smallest sunflower ever. Here is the comparison with the big one.

and the flower itself.

There's a butterfly here.

A sad ending to the pepper tale. We took it in to ripen, but a caterpillar had munched on one side (just a little bite) and only a few days later it went all mushy.

On the plus side, this years' tomatoes worked well. Even the red ones!

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