Thursday, 9 August 2012

A Perfect day for Pottering

It has been a glorious warm and sunny day, perfect for pottering about in the garden. The girls have been cleaned out and as usual made a right mess whilst out in the garden!

The vegetable plot is not looking like it did last year all nice, tidy and lush, it is looking rather bedraggled due all the rain. There has been lots of growth however not much produce as such. We have just not had the warm sun which is needed and there has not been the usual bee activity about to help with pollination.

The only critters that have been rampant are the slugs and snails who have been quite destructive among the vegetables this year. They have been eating my beans as fast as they are growing. I found several that had been munched down to the stem, and leaving their silver trails behind as if mocking us humble gardener's!

I have been weeding the vegetable plot and removed the peas as they were a big pile of a wet mess and I really don't think another pea would emerge from them.

After speaking to several gardener's who have declared this years vegetable growing as a lost cause and have abandoned all hope of getting much produce from their plots makes me feel a little better to know that I am not alone with my grumblings.

Looking around at all the neighbours fruit trees you can see what a disappointing year it has been there is not much fruit to see, there will be no bags of apples coming my way this year. Last year the trees were very heavy and laden with fruit.

Oh well all out best laid plans are at the hands of mother nature, lets hope she is in a better mood next year.

Until next time x


  1. I'm thoroughly fed up of seeing all the slug trails everywhere. They're all over my tomatoes, something I haven't noticed before. Just to let you know, I've awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award, details on my blog. I hope you will accept it but understand if you'd prefer not to. I just want to let you know that I enjoy reading your blog.

  2. Hi Jo, It is awful this year, as you can see from my latest post, they are even at the squashes, courgette and pumpkin plants and these are quite prickly!

    Thank you so much for the award and I kindly accept. It is lovely of you to do so and I thank you for your continued support.


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