Monday, 20 May 2013
I was doing so well otherwise...I remembered to return two honey jars for recycling and money for a new jar; I looked for and found the gardening glove I lost last time I was at the lottie (the story of my life); and I even remembered to leave in time to pick the girls up at 3.30 (just)!
Clearly it was only a matter of time before I had the next senior moment, and I didn't have to wait long...
Thursday, 16 May 2013
It disappeared entirely over winter and whilst I was hopeful it would re-emerge, I wasn't convinced. I carefully marked each spot with a plant label to ensure I didn't hoe anything which appeared in spring into oblivion, and it worked. Here they are!
Great for compost, and the bees seem to like the flowers too.
Started clearing it out this morning. It has been lovely after heavy rain earlier in the week. Soil much more workable than it was last week, when it was like trying to chip away at concrete. Lesson learned: chill out and wait for conditions to turn in your favour.
When I have finished broad beans will go in their place. A bit late but never mind. Also planted today: borlotti and dwarf French beans.