Monthly Archives: October 2012

Packe Street Community Garden

Another glorious day.

In the morning we planted potatoes and two tomato plants. One of the tomatoes is called Antarctica and the other Outdoor Pride. New varieties to me. I am amused that someone names a tomato “Antarctica”.

In the afternoon, when the heat of the sun had diminished a little, we went to the Packe Street community garden. It was a small mission getting there, thanks to detours and roadworks.


The garden now has raised beds made from bricks from earthquake damaged buildings.


I liked the strawberry plants (and the self sown potatoes) sharing space in the old tyres.



On this trip to the Packe Street garden I took a proper look at the mosaic path. It has been there for many years but this is the first time I have really looked at it. Gave me some smashing ideas ( sorry, couldn’t resist that!)

This hand written notice gave me a smile. It didn’t prompt me to weed however.

No gallivanting is complete without a rose and a little plant so here they are: a rose that is climbing high into a tree and a little blue flowered weed snuggling under the park bench.




Picture Perfect Day

Another picture perfect day. In the domestic garden we harvested our first radishes of the season. Only two but so delicious.And, like us, our daisies were also making the most of the perfect weather..

In the late afternoon we spent some quiet moments at one of our favourite spots, Abberley Park. The rose garden is in a very sheltered part of the park so there were a few blooms out.

Particularly beautiful were a yellow rose




and a pink climbing rose.

Also beautiful, and pertaining to the little things in life was this little plant.