Sunday, 31 January 2016


It's that time of year when there's not much doing.  Either its raining, snowy or windy.  This morning I took the lull between storms Gertrude and Henry  a an opportunity to visit the plot and dig up some Jerusalem artichoke:

Artichoke soup is a seasonal treat, but this year's crop is just so knobbly! For the record  I also brought back cabbages and beetroot and finally cut back the autumn raspberry canes. 

Away from the plot but still on the subject of wind, the following snap was from a walk in the Pentland Hills yesterday.  It was nice enough in between the driving snow showers! 

Pentland View


  1. I think I need to dig out and replant the autumn raspberries this year as they are infested with bindweed,

  2. Nice to see a bit of a wintery pic...we are yet to get snow!!

  3. Our Jerusalem Artichokes are always knobbly...are yours typically not? We are in the SE USA.

    1. Hi Shannon,
      Plant breeders are forever trying to get less knobbly varieties - but these ones have reverted to type in a big way!