A warm, if somewhat cloudy day sees in the weekend. We’re off in to town later to enjoy a bbq in someone else’s garden but this morning we made time to do a few more things in our own.
I suddenly realised that the peas should probably be staked, especially as they’re all in a tangle and starting to blossom so cut down some bamboo canes and sorted that – a 2 minute job and they look so much better already. Continue reading We Have a Rockery – Sat 14th June→
A quiet couple of days on the gardening front however daily inspections are showing new things coming up every day – the red onions, garlic & radishes are the latest to start appearing.
The rhubarb and parsley seem to be getting chomped so last night we went out at dusk to collect a load of slugs to try out a natural slug repellent method that I found online – it involves a bucket, some weeds, tap water & slugs! (I had to use my veggie steamer as couldn’t find anything else with holes in the lid – the neighbours think us quirky enough as it is – bet they wondered what one earth we were up to!) Continue reading The war on Slugs begins – nematodes are my friend!→
A glorious morning, although we knew heavy rain was on it’s way so a brief bit of pottering this morning led us to find that some old tomato plants we’d given up on were started to bear fruit so tomorrow when the weather’s better we’ll try & mend our upside down tomato grower and see how we get on (less earth this time so hopefully it’ll not fall down).
A pheasant barking in the woods woke me before 5 this morning so went down to get a cup of tea and noticed a load of feathers in the garden and went out to investigate, letting the puppy out for a wee. Continue reading Carnage at Dawn – Mon 2nd June→
Keen & willing (if slightly clueless) and gardening at 1000 ft – life in & around our Scottish Pentlands garden