Little reasons to be cheerful.


Adding a little bit of colour to the plot. Next year I will add more, especially plants that deter slugs. A flower fortress!

Banana Shallots.

These shallots may not look like bananas, but they sure can make your eyes water, unlike bananas.

Mixed Garlic.

Excellent crop of garlic this year! A small, smelly triumph.


This is my first time growing fennel. It’s a bit diminutive, but tastes great. Looks a little exotic too!


After a false start, it appears I may get a crop of courgettes after all. Very exciting altogether!

Carrots and Charlotte Potatoes.

This has been a poor year for my potatoes and carrots. The potatoes are ‘scabby’ in more ways than one, and have suffered a bout of blight to boot. The carrot tops and seedlings have been devoured by birds and slugs. Only a few have survived.

Garlic, glorious garlic!

The blonde guy from Depeche Mode?

I’m very pleased with myself. Yesterday I picked my first garlic bulb.

I’m surprised because it was from a batch I planted in mid January, while the garlic I planted at the end of October is not yet fully formed.

Also surprised because it was from an odd mix of bulbs that had been sitting in my car boot for weeks.

It’s no surprise that I don’t know what this garlic is called.

Good Garlic!

Grayscale Garlic.

Bernard Lavilliers plays at 100 Square Metres.

The sun has been shining a lot lately and my veg has been busy growing as a result. The slugs too have been busy, decimating my carrot seedlings and bullet-holing my rhubarb leaves amongst other dastardly deeds. I have been busy cursing and killing slugs, weeding, watering, netting and odd-jobbing, with the odd bit of planting thrown in. Too busy and too tired at the end of my stints to take any photos (if I remembered to bring the camera at all!)

So, until I get my act together, here is a post to keep my blog alive… a song called Elle Chante from the album Carnets De Bord which was playing on my earphones at the plot yesterday. This track, performed by Bernard Lavilliers and guest artist Cesaria Evora, is nice and summery, as is most of the album, I hope you like it!