Tagged with saffron

We need rain

We need rain

Our region has had water restrictions imposed for agriculture use to protect water table levels.  There are still no restrictions on domestic use for gardens or washing cars.  I’ve planted my broad beans anyway.  I have been protecting unused parts of the vegetable garden with cardboard and I hope to put compost on top of … Continue reading

Autumn discoveries

Autumn discoveries

Some plants just seem to work harder than others.  My Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Goshiki’ is full of flowers and these tiny flowers emit a heady perfume. I wish it could be near a door but it sits in the shade of the wall to the back of the front garden, its glossy leaves providing a year long … Continue reading

It had to happen…

It had to happen…

The frost arrived this morning. The frost rimmed fuschia looked like a variegated variety. There is no time for the pumpkin flower to produce fruit in October but I am sure the bees will be happy to take advantage of its pollen and nectar at this time of year. All the seasons seem to be … Continue reading

Heatwave October

Heatwave October

Anyone wanting to grow saffron should not leave their garden in October.  Of course, that is exactly what I did to catch up with the family in the U.K. but I was lucky and I don’t think I had lost too many of the flowers when I returned a couple of days ago. I was … Continue reading

I’m just mad about saffron

I’m just mad about saffron

At last the glacial cold spell is loosing its grip and the thermometer is rising above zero!  However, the crisp, icy weather and blue skies has been replaced with a thick cloud covering.  Somebody nearby is getting snow. I should be grateful – it could have been worse.  Never-the-less I fret for my plants and … Continue reading