Saturday, 22 September 2018

Big Wind




Mizzy BunnyButt heads inside before the Big Wind gets here.
Hurray, it's #SixonSaturday time again!

If you like snooping around other folks' gardens or if you've got a garden for us to snoop around, drop over to our SoS guru, Mr P who'll explain everything.





It's been the week of the Big Wind here.  With plenty of things still ripening, it was time to scramble!


1.  Family Heirlooms.

You know the hypothetical - if you only had time to rescue one thing, what's the first thing you'd grab?  Threaten me with high winds & no question, I save my pears.


Precious pears!  And o, some other stuff, too.


2.  Braving the storm.

Thankfully, we had plenty of time to prepare for the Big Wind, but there was no way to safeguard my pepper plants.  There's my neighbour's one tree, my raised beds, then lawn after lawn after lawn for the Big Wind to race across.


Hope to see you on the other side, guys.


3.  Gather the booty.

So I picked any pepper close to full size, & put them in the shed where mater cuttings & pumpkins hang out.  Hopefully, most of this will ripen.


Pepper mania.


4.  Mater huddle.

After picking any tomato with the faintest blush of colour, we moved the caged plants down from the terrace & snuggled them in with the potted trees.  A couple of heavy pots in front, & good to go.


Kinda like a garden sleep over.

Although the corn's been harvested, I've left the stalks to discourage critturs from trampling the pumpkin vine.


5.  Another suspect?

The Big Wind came & the peppers survived.  The mater huddle worked well, although the second pot from the left (in the photo up ⇑⇑⇑ there) did topple, which pushed the one next to it off kilter.  Since the Wind continues this week, we've adjusted the front planters, which seems to've worked its magic.

But was it the Big Wind messing w/my maters?  Could this rather pungent evidence suggest another suspect in the case, one fond of jumping up on my pots?


Fox scat.

Some colour to that stuff, eh?


6.  And the seasons have changed.

It was sometime during the Big Wind that I finally had to break out a hoodie for the BigNose walks.  Summer is officially over.



Mlle DoodleFace waiting to go.


And that's my Six for this week.  Until next time, happy gardening!


My never ending harvest.



18 comments:

  1. What a booty! Fortunately, an owl is watching everything while you're at home or walking with Melle DoodleFace ...

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    1. Hopefully they'll not all ripen at once, or Mlle DoodleFace may have to help eat them.

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  2. You've been busy. Unflappable during a gardening crisis too! That's an impressive harvest. In my head I can see this as a Hollywood disaster movie and a character asks the heroine 'But what do we save?' and the deadly serious but calm heroine replies 'We save the pears. We save the pears.'

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    1. I actually wear a red cape when gardening.

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  3. The big wind was awful. You saved your pears? I lay awake all night worrying about my dahlias.
    That's an impressive pepper harvest. I agree, it's decidedly chilly today, suddenly we can't pretend it's still summmer.

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    1. The pears were saved, indeed! How'd the dahlias cope?

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  4. Lora, your precious pears look totally worth risking life and limb for! The mater huddle had me giggling (not a good look). Yes, the sweaters draped over items are becoming a common sight here as well. I love and am energized by fall!

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    1. Fall's my favourite season. Love the colours, the harvest, the bulky sweaters. Love this time of year.

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  5. Interesting how Autumn comes in with a rush and suddenly it’s cold. Here Autumn starts and we still have about 6 weeks of pretty warm weather! Great haul of various peppere which will look very colourful when they ripen- future six participants perhaps?

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    1. Ah, Jane, I've done the peppers another week, when they were just beginning to ripen. But Mr P did give us permission to repeat ourselves, so perhaps.

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  6. That’s a great pepper harvest. Like you, I spent hours moving large pots to try to save them from the effects of the storm. Hard work, but most survived. I hope yours all made it through

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    1. Yes, we prevailed. Glad most of yours did, too. Not everyone has been so lucky, especially in the US. I'd be crying, I fear.

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  7. Wow! What a harvest! I’m glad you managed to save so much. My chillies have been superb this year too. X

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    1. First year for peppers &, w/the heat, they prospered. Don't know how I'll do when it's a normal summer. Will definitely not have so many plants next year.

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  8. Great pepper haul!My chillies are only just coming into there own with several plants now setting fruit. All very small and I wonder if they will have time to ripen. I might bring a few plants into the house to keep them warmer.

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    1. That's a bummer. Wonder what slowed yours down, as I think you started before me. Perhaps the type. Well haul those bad boys inside & hope for the best.

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  9. oh my your garden is much bigger than mine! I love the way you have Kale as a dividing feature in the front. That is genius! I love using rainbow chard in my beds too. I think if I had to save one thing it would be the peaches. We get so few of them that they are a rarity here. Lovely six!

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    1. That all-year wait for a bit of fruit, but it's worth it. Fruit & fresh corn. Glad you liked the kale. It was meant to soften the edges of the raised bed sitting in the middle of the lawn.

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