Jane's Delicious Garden Blog


Walnuts

Posted in Garden Diary by Jane Griffiths on the February 4th, 2009

I noticed yesterday that the birch leaves are already yellow and dropping. The walnuts too are starting to split their luscious green sheaths, a sign of changing seasons. The thick green outer layer starts shrivelling away into a black skin, revealing the warm brown wrinkled walnut inside. The dogs love walnuts and patiently, with much crunching and spitting, they extract the nuts, leaving behind a sharp little pile of walnut shell for unwary bare feet.

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We emptied and sieved the compost yesterday – filled 16 bags. Ready to feed the soil for autumn and winter.

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The smell of compost is one of my favourites – such an earthy, rich fertile smell. Maybe I should invent a compost perfume. . .

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