Eating off the garden

Gardening in the fabulous spring sunshine; my raised beds are a mess! The Pigeon scares are effective but I think they are in for a re-vamp, too.
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It is still too wet to do any proper weeding; besides I want to transplant the fox gloves, mullein and forget-me-not that have self seeded in the vege patch when the ground has warmed up a bit.
I force endive and dandelion underneath the plastic buckets
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Blanched dandelions taste wonderful in salads. I almost prefer them to the endives.
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Lamb lettuce grow everywhere, even in the walls!
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Beetroot and rocket have over wintered well…
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and my brussel sprouts are still going strong,  I wonder if my snap dragons will be too leggy to look pretty this year…do I cut them back?
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winter lettuce and garlic and…more weeds and flowers. I love these large water bottles; they are great as mini cloches and they also seem to keep away cats.

So, dinner, then. What shall it be?
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Perpetual spinach, brussel tops and sprouts, perhaps.
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Stir fried with ginger, red onions and garlic!
And then; flat out on the sofa with a bottle of wine to watch a DVD.
The studio will have to wait until tomorrow; it is Sunday, after all.
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About Anna

I am a ceramic sculptor living on the South coast near London, England. My work is influenced by my experience of the earth as a living being and seeing how we are all connected with eachother and with the things that surround us. I create ceramic torsos using molochite clay which I often smokefire in galvanised dustbins. I also make House Gods to protect and amuse, and Fat Birds - little smokefired sculptures that tell the story about what it is like to be a fat bird at peace with its surroundings.
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5 Responses to Eating off the garden

  1. how wonderful 🙂 I will be restocking my garden this year – it’s too hot for any planting, but I’ve lost most of my herbs to the heatwaves :-/ Your dinner looks fabulous!

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  2. Anna says:

    I know that feeling of frustration and worry; you want to take the watering can to all the scorched plants and trees. One year I got desperate enough to use the garden hose to siphon my bathwater out through the window and into the garden…do you ever do that? Quite fun in a grim sort of a way.

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  3. I cannot say that I am green fingered myself Anna! If I had been Adam, then I doubt the garden of Eden would have been a paradise. I’m a useless gardener, and I especially hate those garden spiders, which run very fast across the soil. I think it is cool though that you grow your own food in your garden, and you are obvously a talented gardener, as well as an Artist/Sculpturer. Good for you Sweetie. I hope you enjoyed your meal, wine and DVD, and had a relaxing Weekend! Have a great Week! Much Love Paul OXOXOXOXOXOXO

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