12 May 2012

Beautiful Cornwall

Having read through my blog recently it dawned on me that I appear to have an unnatural obsession with my garden and the veg I'm growing so, I decided to post some photos of the beautiful Cornish countryside where I live. The Island View Cafe at Hannafoe Point in Looe does one of the best cream teas in Cornwall and this is where I was on Friday morning when I took these photos ...... sitting in the glorious sunshine, having breakfast.
Island View Cafe Looe

Looking Towards St Georges Island at The Island View Cafe.
Along the Harbour Wall

After breakfast, I went for a wander along the harbour in Looe. The weather was glorious if a little windy, the tide was high and the town was relatively tourist free so I spent a blissful hour wandering around Looe. 

Looe Harbour

6 May 2012

Veg Update

A couple of weeks ago, I finally picked and ate my first veg from the garden. It was so exciting and oddly satisfying to finally be able to pick and eat something I had grown myself. At the end if last year, around October time, I picked up some cheap veg plants from my local Homebase, well, at 29p per tray I couldn't resist and I just stuck them in a raised bed to see what would happen. Over the winter they grew slowly but surely and I was looking forward to fresh cabbages and stuff. Sadly, however, during the really warm weather earlier this year, most of the sprouts and cauliflowers started to bolt and were relocated to the compost heap.  The cabbages were doing really well and hearting up nicely until disaster struck and they all got munched by slugs and snails so I'm left with ...... yep ..... leeks :-) Good job I like leeks lol. Here are a few more veggie updates.

Salad Leaves