Categories for Gardening

Summer gardening

Pumpkins in between the beans
The beans growing huge!
And very flowery 🙂
Fennel heads flowers
Green tomatoes
Courgettes, zucchini for the USA citizens
The figue
Zinnia flowers with nasturtium and a cosmos
Published on July 16, 2020 at 6:00 by


And more camomile
And still more 🙂
Lovely little white flower, no idea of the name
Calendula, my favourite flower
Makes me so happy
Onions, still growing bigger
One horseradish uprooted, a bit too early. Better to do this in September
An onion flower
The table in the middle of the garden. It was actually warm today!
Published on July 3, 2020 at 6:00 by

Early in the garden

This morning garden work started at nine. We put up the roof, watered the plants in the greenhouse. Some went to the other side, watered the carrots. Some stayed on the side with the greenhouse, seeded beetroot and chard. I planted out the sunflowers in the top of a bed. First weeded it, watered the ground and in they went.

On my way back home i bought a pizza, a pizza margerita. I put up some of the herbs i picked this morning, the oregano, the basil, and some artichokes on them and ate half of it. And for evening dinner i put some sun roasted tomatoes and some cheese on the remaining pizza and put it in the oven. Lovely.

Tomorrow i will start at nine again. Much better in this warm weather.

I hope you will enjoy your weekend. Salute!

Published on June 26, 2020 at 6:00 by

A small harvest

The rosemary is growing fine
Lettuce, not yet bolted
A teensy bit of raspberries
Sunflowers, planted on Tuesday
Zinnias, planted on Tuesday
Published on June 17, 2020 at 6:00 by



Come to the dinner gong
The table is laden high
Fat bellies and hungry little ones
Tuck your napkins in
And take your share
Some get the gravy
And some get the gristle
Some get the marrow bone
And some get nothing
Though there’s plenty to spare

I took my share down by the sea
Paper plates and Javex bottles on the tide
Seagulls come down
And they squawk at me
Down where the water-skiers glide

Some turn to Jesus
And some turn to heroin
Some turn to rambling round
Looking for a clean sky
And a drinking stream
Some watch the paint peel off
Some watch their kids grow up
Some watch their stocks and bonds
Waiting for that big deal
American Dream

I took my dream down by the sea
Yankee yachts and lobster pots and sunshine
And logs and sails
And Shell Oil pails
Dogs and tugs and summertime
Back in the banquet line
Angry young people crying

Who let the greedy in
And who left the needy out
Who made this salty soup
Tell him we’re very hungry now
For a sweeter fare
In the cookie I read
“Some get the gravy
And some get the gristle
Some get the marrow bone
And some get nothing
Though there’s plenty to spare”

Writer: Joni Mitchell

Published on May 21, 2020 at 6:00 by