Powering through that list

….well maybe not, but some of it is crossed off! My long-suffering oca is now out and in the ground. There are 2 left over and Andie has said that she will give them a home (phew!). I am looking forward to seeing the huge amount of foliage appearing, and […]

The sun has got his hat on…

Not that I can stay out in it for long. My walking around has slowed to an ‘it’s really hot!’ shuffle. Both plots had a watering early this morning and I can see the slugs are back and interested in my newest beans. Slug pellets have been deployed, though sadly […]

Pre-heatwave preparations…

The plots and pots have been thoroughly soaked and pots grouped to try and reduce moisture evaporation. I haven’t managed to shade the greenhouse though and will try to bodge something together later today. Jetwashed the French beans again to reduce the amount of ruddy blackfly on them. This is […]

That last quince on the tree has now fallen off. Maybe better luck next year. It was the first year it’s ever formed fruits after all. Operation Aphid Squish is beginning. I jetwashed the broad beans this morning with the hose and have started the soapy water treatment on the […]

Moving mature gooseberries

My Mum’s back garden has always been a treasure trove for berries. I gave her at least one of the bushes as a twig when I was little and they are all still going strong over 30 years later. She just doesn’t want most of them anymore. It’s been much […]