up and over

Onion harvest has started; Rose de Roscoff and shallots are now drying while in the background Mammoth onions are living up to their name and continue to grow. I’m rather proud of the Rossa di Tropea, grown from seed and now getting quite big – a long way from Calabria, but they don’t know that!


Thai basil and lemon verbena combine to make a heavenly & welcoming scent by the entrance arch where yellow beans and little climbing pumpkins ‘Munchkin’ are now taking over from the declining sweet peas.


And the squshes are going bonkers!


About Ruth Paris

Leadership & executive coach, based near Farnham, Surrey, UK. Love my garden and organic allotment / potager.
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2 Responses to up and over

  1. philipparees says:

    Rather relevant image today-the onion. The many skins of which my editor suggest in my memoir need dissecting out and re-polishing! Yours at least grow on their own , once seeded. ( I know a little judicious weeding, pruning and mulching too) but mine must be uprooted! What she has suggested is an entire set of newly raised beds, replaced compost and firmly raked of irrelevance.

    The problem is I know she’s right but an old old woman only has so much time!

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  2. Ruth Paris says:

    Oh my! That sounds pretty daunting indeed.
    ‘Know your onions’ comes to mind. It’s your memoir, your onions, and your delicate membranes between the many skins; all too easy to damage with heavy handed digging…. And tear inducing too. Perhaps a gentle ‘tickle’ (love the old gardening expressions!) instead might do the trick…

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