Good Sunday Morning Ladies,
What a bright & breezy day we had yesterday, I felt well enough to go out in the garden for an hour or so, I couldn't resist that lovely sunshine, it's so calming too, all you could hear was trees rustling in the wind and birds. Talking of birds we have a new visitor to our garden, a Long tailed Tit, I noticed it upon the roof on Thursday when Sophie had asked us to check the glass table as ahe had heard birds dropping what sounded like stones from the roof, she could hear the birds and then the stones rolling down, (she has a dorma style window where the roof sits either side ), anyway we went out to check them and found 2 inch pieces of what looks like concrete that the birds are pecking out from either the chimney or the roof line. Whilewe were looking we noticed 2 wasps nests too, one on chimney the other where the lead flashing joins the wall, so Paul needs to go into loft space in Sophie's room to check them out, she has said this past couple weeks that dead and dying wasps keep appearing on her bathroom window sill. Since seeing the Long Tailed tit on Thursday I have noticed it every day.
Paul set me up with all of the pots and planters and a chair, some empty pots and compost, so I got all the geraniums trimmed up and ready to go into greenhouse for winter, It was a little bit sad as they still had a good few flowers and buds on but i don't want to risk losing them to frost either. We harvested the last of the tomatoes, including the green ones, Monte Don said to put them in a dark draw to ripen, does that work?? I'm not sure how to preserve the crop of chillies, do I dry them or pickle them?? Any idea?
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