What gorgeous weather we've had here in Mid-Suffolk over the last few days. Absolutely perfect for Autumn outdoor work, although my list of outdoor jobs to do seems to be getting longer as I start doing one bit of clearing which then turns into finding somewhere else that needs tidying.................the straight forward job of cutting back the Lavender ended up in pulling out a lot of the Phlomis - Turkish Sage that was spreading everywhere - it might look good in early summer but it's a bit of a bully.
Brother-in-Law using the topper to clear on the meadow gave me access to the small heap of road planings that were delivered not long before Colin died. They were meant for patching up pot-holes down the track and most were used. Now I've cut away the brambles that were trailing over the heap I can use some of what's left for doing the edge of the track and just inside my gateway............ it turns muddy in winter because I squeeze through one gate to save me opening both! Another job for the list.
Sometimes I have to switch to indoor jobs to use the things that are growing, so here's another chutney to make use of the big red peppers, hadn't made this one for ages. Possibly another concocted from a couple of other recipes to make something sweet and fruity to go with curry. One recipe tried years ago before making this one, turned out even hotter than the curry - not what I wanted at all.