Wednesday 28 March 2007

Oh yes, this blog is about

france, gardening, self sufficiency and plants.


So I won't dive into a rant about the provision of mental health services in the UK, just note in passing that if anything would drive one mad that would be it.

And back to the main event!

The picture above shows the chinese artichokes, the eddoes and some babington leeks. If you can't work out which is which click on the picture and go to the flickr stream which has notes on it.

The babington leeks are older plants lifted from the allotment last autumn. It's taken them a couple of years to develop this leek shaped character but now it's possible to see why they have the name. I would eat these in the interests of research but think I'll take them with us next time we cross the channel and see if they are as attractive to deer as the real thing.

We also have several more thongs of horseradish to plant out and jerusalem artichokes potted in the autumn which have not yet shown themselves.

Tomorrow I must start making lists for packing, starting with the cat and all his paraphernlia. Watch this space for the next thrilling installment!

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