Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Hand of Frog

Much in the news at the moment about the Hand of Frog incident involving Thierry Henry. This one wasn't available for comment today.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Kapusta & ting

A gurt big cabbage - kapusta if you will - nearly ready for harvest. Any pride in its growth, is offset by the fact that, um, I didn't plant it - it planted itself, near my runner beans. 1-0 to nature over nurture I'd say.

I did, however, plant these and other lettuce and with most of the slugs being on holiday in slimeland or slumbering, there's enough to pick most days.

The celery loved all the recent rain and mild weather and keeps on producing stems for the pot.

Most of the green tomatoes I brought inside last month have ripened, prolonging a perpetual supply of about 3 months now. Will save some seed from the big 'uns.

Tickling Sticks

I've cut myself on this pampass grass more times than I have shaving. It's so invasive and most days I wish I'd never grown it, from seed, about 8 years ago, but today it was looking good. Typical - just when I was planning on killing it. I'm always cutting it back, cutting myself and ending up with loads of nasty sharp bits to dispose of. Usually, I dry them out and burn them. I had thought of thatching my shed with them, but haven't got round to that yet, although I do use the long-stemmed flower/seed heads to remove cobwebs from those tricky places. Tickling stick is the correct term I believe. As a kid, the woody stems made great arrows.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Clinging On To Life

This bee be here for two days, clinging on to life, refusing to cease to be a bee.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Rosey Boycott

If we can grow roses outdoors almost all of the year round, what are we doing importing them from Israel, Kenya, India, Colombia or even Holland ? Thankfully, that nice Sarah Raven agrees, but unless enough of the numpties out there wake up and smell the, um, roses, we're all going to hell in a handcart.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Bristol's Fair Shitty

I've been on to my man at the council to do something about it :

Hi Greg,

Don't know if you're aware of the alleyway that runs behind Saffron House in Whitehall, from Devon Road to Johnsons Road, BS5 9AD ?
It's always been a flytipping hotspot and used to have a red 'No Flytipping' notice, before it was pulled down.

There's been a huge amount of assorted rubbish there for some time - along the whole length of the path - some of which you can see in the attached photos.

It would be good if some action could be taken about it.

Many thanks,

green lung

Dunno what bugs me more - that people dump stuff, or that I'm the only one it seems to bother enough to take action.

UPDATED : 9th November 09

Sorted ; )

No Problem

It Is now added to my Weekly Checks, I will check with cleansing contractor for frequency.

Greg Eynon

Greg Eynon
Bristol City Council
Waste and Street Scene Area Coordinator