Chillies in Wales.

This is the first year I have grown chillies, I picked up a free packet of seed from a local garden centre, (I can’t bear things going to waste!) I started them off in a heated propagator and grew them in the poly tunnel.
cayenne peppers ripening in the poly tunnel

We had a slow supply of chillies in the late summer, I used some and froze them as they ripened, (chopped without seeds), they weren’t as hot as I thought they might be, considering they are cayenne! As the first frosts approached in early December I thought I’d better pick the last of them that hadn’t ripened on the plant, and was going to freeze them green… I put them on the side and then got waylaid doing other things, as is my wont!


There were some lovely horned fruits, couldn’t resist a picture.


They started to ripen and shrivel and after a month sitting in a warm kitchen they are looking lovely, now I’m thinking I should roughly chop them and put them in a jar, try to keep the heat, for some heartwarming winter meals…


A view from above…

Last September we eventually had the fascias and witches peaks on the house painted. Looking at old photos we can’t imagine that they have been painted since the railway closed down in 1964! It was an expensive business we hired a cherry picker and on the last day I went up in it to look down… What a view!




To compare, 2 pictures from ground level… (not taken at the same time)