Winter's a Coming
Clumps of pink cyclamens decorate the sides of the roads
A friend told me recently that ash from the fireplace keeps away snails. What a load of codswallop. Our garden gets liberal dosings of wood ash every winter. This winter we have an infestation of snails, along with the usual oxalis/clover/sorrel. I uprooted the basil in this pot and there were 25 snails hidng inside. Everywhere, EVERYWHERE, there are hordes of snails. We won't go hungry this winter, if I could be bothered collecting them. I don't kill them, just throw them over the fence. Never into Vaso's land I might add
The back garden has been cleared, dug deep and planted so far with lettuces, onions and rocket
More lettuces in the front garden
These are in a planter made out of half an old plastic wine barrel. I planted them this way thinking maybe I could halt the tide of weeds. We shall see. More lettuces are in the garden next to it and already the oxlalis is popping up all over the place although I weed almost every day.
The old wheelbarrow is still useable but rarely necessary in such a small area. I stuck a pot of oregano in there. It really needs a pot of flowers which tumble over the sides. Flowers are a bit of a rarity at this time of the year.
My new compost bin
These old tyres were another idea to separate the plants from the clover. The clover took over.
I'll fill it with compost waste till spring and then turn it into a big pot for a couple of tomatoes or peppers