Monday, June 20, 2011


Sad, isn't it? Here I am, crammed into the shed in the rain checking my email!

Oh the joys of a smartphone!

I used to be quite contented with a cup of tea and a spider for company before I became connected to the other sort of web.

happy gardening (and surfing in the shed)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Unlikely, but there was an ant's nest at the bottom of the hole!
Happy gardening!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Too windy

We've been away. We came back yesterday and went to have a look and see what's to be done. Lots! I cut the grassy edges and did a bit of weeding. I planted out the sweetcorn too. Some strawberries were ready and lots of rocket too. But mostly, the new plants are getting on with their business of growing...slowly, because of the lack of rain. Oh, and the WIND. It's been windy since before the 1st of May! The runner beans, french beans and courgettes are all suffering from wind scorch. The leaves discolour, the plant fails to thrive unless sheltered in one of the many plastic bottle cloches we've used this year. The little brassicas in the photo are ok but mostly, everything this year is struggling on our exposed hillside. I do wish it would calm down and let my plants grow!

Happy gardening (and hope the wind drops)