Tuesday, 8 September 2009

This and That

A bit of a pictorial post today, as although I have lot's to write about I don't have the time. I haven't been to the allotment much since last week other than a quick visit to gather some crops, water the greenhouse and pick up the rubbish that can't be composted and took that to the local council tip.

Five 'Munchkin Squashes' all which have been roasted, cut up and are going into a soup tomorrow for lunch. The little cucumber is the last one now, as the plants had given their best for ages and were past it, so they were composted.

I have had so many tomatoes that I decided to make this delicious 'Indian spiced Chutney' the recipe advises to leave it for a month or two before eating, Mmm ! not sure about that !! it tasted delicious straight off the spoon after I put it in the jars.

The Gladioli has flowered at last !! it is from a bargain bag of mixed summer bulbs for the cutting bed from 'Wilko's ' half price for £2.50 and loads of bulbs, the lovely spiky Dahlia ( see below) was in the bag as well, Bargain !!!

All pinked out

Sunflowers from the 'Sunflower Hedge' on the allotment.

I brought a bunch home for the house, they look wonderful. they are called 'Velvet Queen' and are multi headed and not too large, I don't like the really big ones.
We went to the 'Seaside' first visit this year, so here are a few photo's I took there.

Bournemouth Pier

Arty deckchair shot !

The 'Merry-go-round

I made a pebble heart !


Kella said...

Loved the pebble heart :)

Do you mind posting or emailing me the tomato chutney recipe when you have time, I'm drowning in the stuff ;)

Keep well.

Lynsey said...

Ohh i do love your spiky dahlia! Lovely, what a bargain and that chutney sounds delish x

Re said...

Looks like you had fun! Chutney sounds good.

Jo said...

Your bag of bulbs were such a bargain. They've produced some wonderful flowers. I've grown Velvet Queen sunflowers this year too. They're such a lovely colour.

Joanne said...

It's a good harvest love the pink flowers and the sunflowers. Glad you enjoyed your trip to Bournemouth.

Maureen said...

Thank you KELLA, LYNSEY, RE, Jo and JOANNE for the comments and the visit. I hope you will try the chutney recipe.

Maureen said...

Lynsey, I tried to leave a message on your blog, but it wouldn't send.