runner beans

Last crop…

We tidied the garden yesterday and stripped the different plants of their fruit, tomatoes and beans here… not all of them in the peak of condition, but they won’t be wasted! Even those which are spoiled will be put in the compost, ready to provide us with some nice organic material for the raised beds […]



 This is just this morning’s harvest… and doesn’t include the cabbage, runner beans and kale we picked later. The apples are russets, and there are cherry and little plum tomatoes.


Salting Beans

I was looking through the names I had taken from the memorial on the Menin Gate, thousands upon thousands of them, names of the fallen I had downloaded while researching the Colgates and Props. I looked looking down our road, down Thornbury Drive and in 1918 every other house may had a dead or injured […]