I’m going away… for ten days. I am sorry for all your posts I will miss, but my only hope of sanity is to leap into the future when I return. By this time I hope some more tomatoes will be ripening and that neighbours will have picked the ones that are already ripe.
I look forward to eating our unnamed delicious apples (the tree came labelled Victoria plum).and in late in October our Blenheim Orange. But sadly, we will not be eating tasty leeks next spring, because the dastardly leek moth hath got them – useful information here: http://www.getseedy.co.uk/2011/09/whos-been-eating-my-leeks/
Another end-of-season reward is the cyclamen that are popping up all round the garden.
See you late September.
Tomato envy here. Bon Voyage!
I have just downloaded your CD and I am in deep envy of your beautiful publication.
What a fabulous garden! All those tomatoes! Have a good time away.
Thank you. There are still plenty of tomatoes on my return.
Have a safe trip!
Thanks. We are safely home again and had a great time.
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Have a memorable time… but can your little hedgehog community get to those luscious looking tomatoes? 😉
The hedgehog was my real worry, but one of them reappeared the night I put out food on our return, so all is well.
I am cheered by these pictures. Enjoy your break.
Thanks we did, and I feel ready for the fray again. I had emails from the copy editor of the POW book while I was away…
Your toms are doing better than Monty’s. The greenhouse looks in fine fettle. Travel well.
Yes the toms did quite well, but I will plant different varieties next year as the flavours weren’t quite what i was looking for – how fussy can I get!
These are fabulous photos, Hilary…Have a restful break. 🙂
Thank you. I have returned rested. I always forget how important holidays are until i go on one.
Looking at your tomatoes, I can’t wait to get ours in. Soon, soon…
Enjoy your time away!
Enjoy yours when they come. Tomatoes are definitely a highlight of life.
Welcome back, Hilary! And Happy Birthday! 🙂
I hope your short break brings you ease and comfort, dear Hilary – even though I hate you for being so impressive a tomato-producer. What I wouldn’t give …
Will your adorable hedgehogs be alright without you ? – I feel sure they will. But they’ll look for your return – as shall I.
You have achieved what we have rarely; produced tomatoes. Yours look delicious. The first couple of years on the farm we had boxes full and even bottled them in olive oil with herbs..
Have a great break and if the apples have disappeared; I have eaten them.
Thanks for the chuckle. I expect that in a few years time we will be able to teleport tomatoes by email 3D printer… or similar.
Fantastic crops of tomatoes and apples. Of course I adore your cyclamen! Mine are out too!
Have a restful break away! ❤
Thanks, we have come back to hundreds more cyclamen and a rather surprising rhododendron in flower… some confusion there.
I hope you’re having a good break and will return to find all those lovely fruits and vegetables waiting for you to sink your teeth into.
Thank you we had a good active rest, and many tomatoes on our return, though the veg plot has gone into autumn hibernation already.
Hope your breaks gone well ☺️ I might try my hand with a tomato bush next year they’re pretty as well as being good to eat. Although one of my plants didn’t survive the others are doing well ☺️.
It did indeed. Good luck with your plants… not sure growing tomatoes will fit with your lifestyle, they are a tad demanding.
Well that’s a definite no then 😄. I auditioned for a ballet module with four other girls this week, they all decided to limber up with some splits 😳 I haven’t done them for about three years so I thought better not 😆, I was so happy to be good enough for the panel only two of us got through. So pleased to be able to resume my ballet I’ve really missed it, Zumba and Yoga are both very good exercise but I’ve missed my dance.
How lovely, as I hit the post comment button, I heard a lovely voice in my earphones – your Scots Song from Canzoni D’Amore.
It’s impossible to catch up when you miss a few.
You’re so right. I’m under a hundred now, but I’ve had to hit the delete on the majority.
For me just