Thursday, 29 May 2008

new flowers, the promise of fruit to come


alpine strawberries

and tomatoes.

last year all my tomato plants died, apparently it was a bad year all over for the delicate red fruit so this year i am taking no chances!

i feel inclined to talk, once again, about my ever growing garden as the other evening i attended a local food evening which we organised through my local environmental group sea. the ever looming issue of food security is right on our door step, its scary to think about it. massive centralisation of food production is, with the increasing oil prices, finally meaning that prices are going through the roof. basic commodities like milk and bread are reaching all time highs, and not since the 2nd world war has food security been at such a risk. so i reckon if you can't grow it, buy it locally and be happy with british, or australian, or american, or wherever it is you happen to live.

stick has also been getting creative this week. he has made some garden lights out of old metal radiator covers and jam jar lids. they are hanging in the Mimosa tree just above the garden table and chairs. i love them.


1 comment:

Fairy Grandmother said...

How wise you young ones are! I totally agree that we should endeavour to buy locally (and in season) - we are so used to lots of choice all year round. Perhaps life would become more meaningful again if we felt we were supporting our local farming community - we would also have the delight of looking forward to tne various commodities just seasonally once more. Satsumas just at Christmas once more! 'The promise of fruit to come' indeed!