Thursday, 17 June 2010
Rhizowen kindly asked after the ulluco. Here they are, five weedy looking clumps, all that came up after a disastrous end to last season and my best efforts at preserving the frost damaged and rotting tubers that I could salvage. I don't even know if I have the full set of varieties I started with, all I could do was trim off the damage and put the poor truncated stumps into pots with my fingers crossed. The foliage is showing some variation so I'm hopeful that a couple of colours made it through.
Other news today, I bottled the elderflower champagne. I'm not expecting a great year, but I'm hoping my dogged determination and grim completion of the task will at least produce some fizz in time for P's birthday in a little while. Here's a picture of a swallow he took last time he was here because some old lemonade bottles aren't that enthralling. If you can click through and view the bird in big, it's a quality shot.
The wind is beginning to drop now after several days of unpleasant gustiness. I really need to get on and finish the spring planting before the longest day.