I’ve been quiet – because my house looks like this!

6 Jun

Renovation - Day 4

I’ve been slightly distracted this week, caught in the flurry of live-in renovations.

It’s a bit hard to make out what is happening, but the baby gate you can see is doing a great job of of protecting little D from an utterly fascinating circular saw.

Baby Coriander

I thought I’d share a few images from garden even though I’m not getting much achieved.

My experimental coriander is growing nicely on the window sill.I love it how they turn to face the window, even when I turn the planter box round each evening. I’ve sown another lot of seeds so I can ensure a continuous supply, because the germination rate was pretty low.

Lemon flower bud

Project lemon is flowering enthusiastically and putting out new growth. I think I have about 20 flowers on there now.

I have a complete glut of turnips. Of all the things to have a glut of…

9 Responses to “I’ve been quiet – because my house looks like this!”

  1. Michele June 6, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    What will you make with the turnips?

    • L June 7, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

      They are currently being cooked into a beef, turnip and ale hotpot. Experiments are always fun 🙂

  2. The New Good Life June 6, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    Wow, live in renos, good luck with that. I’m still jealous of the lemon, I think I counted about six flowers on mine, but I live in hope. And I’m a little worried about your glut of turnips – I just planted some in my garden, though it’s not the best spot so maybe I won’t get that many.

    • L June 7, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

      Not sure the position matters that much if mine are any indication. Half as much success would be plenty!

  3. Sarah June 6, 2011 at 11:19 pm #

    I was researching pickled turnips. Apparently you add a little bit of beetroot and they go delightfully pink! Let’s try that 🙂

    • L June 7, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

      Ooh – I still have 2 beetroot in the ground from last season. That might work! Are we doing it together, or separately and comparing notes?

      • Sarah June 9, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

        I’ll come over and bring a jar 🙂

  4. Asydfoodie June 27, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    With the lemon, because it has been so stressed, I would probably nip the buds off and let it develop roots for this year. Or just leave 1-2 flowers

    • L June 28, 2011 at 8:54 am #

      I’m definitely going to have to do something, because there are literally hundreds of flowers on it. I counted more than 50 on a single branch.

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