This morning was like that Nivea advert, the one where the two elderly ladies open the front door to go out only to be confronted by sheeting rain. The difference being that I did continue on my journey to plot rather than retiring back indoors for a cup of tea.
The positives of the week are that I have managed a quick trip every day this week mainly to do slug patrol and a bit of weeding and that the continuing (never ending) wet weather has afforded me the opportunity to indulge my fascination for the Leveson Inquiry to the full.
Another benefit I realised as I stood back to take a look at the plot overall today is how green and healthy everything looks albeit about a month behind where it should be. Here are some pictures.
This is Ellison’s Orange that is being grown as a cordon at the front of the plot it came from Ken Muir and this will be its second year.
The revamped herb bed plants from the local garden centre and Hooksgreen Herbs, even the dry loving Silver Thyme is doing well.
Lastly, one of three gooseberry bushes, Invicta a cooking variety from Pennard Plants. I know these should be netted as should our strawberries but because they look so much nicer without I’m engaged is a game of brinkmanship with the birds.
Wish me luck.