So here we are, the new home of Southbourne Gardens. It’s been a strange couple of weeks, a bit like moving house, detached from one place but yet to arrive and make a home in another. I still have some formatting to do and will be working through that in the next couple of weeks by which time I suppose it will feel like the site never looked any different.
In the meantime things have been moving on at a pace on the plot. Much of the effort has been focused on getting things planted out. Including the sweetcorn, runner beans, cape gooseberries, which we’re growing for the first time and the Black Russian and Green Zebra tomatoes of which there are about twenty plants some of which are already in flower.
On a less pleasant note, slugs and snails are rife, inhabiting every dark, damp corner and we also seem to be completely over run with ants. Is anyone else having this problem? I’d like to know because it’s a first for us, at least the robins are thrilled because they seem to absolutely love the larvae. Whilst on the subject of birds, the less welcome pigeons and magpies are beadily eyeing up our soft fruit and I find myself for some part of every visit running around the plot like a demented thing chasing them away.
Time for a scarecrow perhaps?