Week 32 in the OMG – Easter Weekend 2012


Happy Easter Weekend to all my readers … the theme of this week must be Indian Summer … and what better way to celebrate our late burst of summer-in-autumn than this shot of Michael and Sophie doing a bit of garden yoga over the Brassica beds.

They are holding a couple of late Lombardo Capsicum – below in their red-ripe and green-not-quite-so-ripe-but-still-good variations.

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We are also getting a late flush of Aubergine/Eggplant – this wonderfully rich and dark Prosperosa ; if this warm spell continues that beautiful flower might yet become another fruit.

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And my Oregon Snow Peas are giving us a late flush of pods with more flowers coming on too.

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And I thought I might have extolled the virtues of our wonderful, amazing and hugely bountiful tomatoes – but no… the Olomovic and Cherry tomatoes just won’t give up – here Olomovic with new growth and new green tomatoes; and Roma tomato seedlings coming up where their parents had produced so much fruit !

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Meanwhile the Brassicas are being happily sheltered from these hot afternoons under their shade cloth which, in the right-hand picture, is keeping those pesky little cabbage white butterlies away from my Red Ball Head cabbage.

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And here our excellent Canadian WOOFers Callista and Kenton are making hay while the sun shines …

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– and please note this bank has been cut with a Brush Scythe by both people – so much more efficient on the slope than the Whipper-snipper/brush cutter…. well we think so !

Kenton here scything the bank, cutting through grass, purple-top and fleabane.


And here our usual over-view of the garden – not much change from last week but it does keep the sequence of weekly time-shots in order.


And whilst we cannot send all our readers an Easter Egg as we would like, let our Eggplant Sfumata say Happy Easter for us !




Filed under Garden Diary, Growing, Stephen Couling, Vegetables

2 responses to “Week 32 in the OMG – Easter Weekend 2012

  1. I grew beautiful eggplant plants this year but they failed to fruit. 😦 Glad you got some though! 🙂

  2. debbiegatrill

    Happy Easter to you too…lovely blog piccies in the sunshine…lots of rain here and even snow..MAD!!

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