Vegetable garden

This week I am not going to be out in the vegetable garden because we have a symposium on and I am doing to cooking. I enjoy this week in many ways. One is that I have great vegetables to use, these I have grown. The meals are vegetable based.

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Autumn

I love fennel. It does so much better for us in the south of England in spring and autumn. I now really think it is a waste of time growing in the summer. It is far to prone to running to seed when let dry out a little too much.

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Rhubarb

Weeding can be a great time to get your head down and have some quiet time. I do find that I lose myself in thought while weeding, you cover a lot of ground and the day passes very quickly while in this state. I now have the rhubarb patch ready to cover in mulch.

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Travel

After traveling so much in the past six weeks or so it was great to be back in the soil today, getting the garden in order for the autumn. I am going through the whole vegetable garden. Today I started at the rhubarb area.

My joy in the vegetable garden at the moment is the dianthus I grew from seed in the spring, both colour and scent.

Gravetye Manor

It was a great honour for me today to go and give a talk at Gravetye Manor. It has become a place of great inspiration for me and I am always very happy to see what Tom and the team are up to in the garden and get ideas for the vegetable garden here at Great Dixter. AD0370E0-D22E-423B-ABA0-B89F70776456

Blight

The tomatoes had just started to get blight so while I had the time I took the plants out. Once plants get blight it is only a matter of time before there is nothing left. I was able to get some good fruit off the plants while taking them out.

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Autumn

It is great to be back in the garden. It is really starting to feel a lot like autumn over here. Thomas has kept the garden in good order. The tomatoes are going to need to be taken out this week. AAE6952A-6D98-44CD-A088-2BC8C271DA9D