The greenhouse has long been overdue a massive clear-out and renovation (the former being easier than the latter due to lack of enthusiasm by various tradespeople to do greenhouse repairs - offers welcome!) so I began a couple of weekends ago. How does one accumulate so many old flowerpots and chairs? I appear to have seven garden chairs, yet seldom use more than one!
I am thinking to get some proper staging installed after years of making do with old planks etc.. In removing some of these to clean I noticed a pile of rubbish which, in my clean-up mode, I failed to question. Why would there be a pile of rubbish UNDER a plank of wood. A little prodding later I realised it must be a wood mouse nest. There have been plenty around and I soon identified runs tunneled through the soft earth. Perhaps this also explains some of the bits of concrete which seem to have come away from the footings. I am still happy to welcome the little fellows though. I don't think they alone will demolish a greenhouse.
Small Garden Story
Over some 15 + years, I have been photographing the evolution of my small (85 x 15 foot) garden and it seems a waste not to put these records into some sort of context. Beginning here in April 2010 this Blog is intended to both act as a diary and to share past and present successes (and some failures), pleasures and disappointments with fellow garden-lovers. In due course, I intend to fill in some of the background and early days but that will have to wait until the winter months!
Saturday, 18 March 2017
The other day I was reminded how remiss I've been about keeping up this Blog so here's to a better year this year! First of all, these are the seeds I'm about to plant.... Climbing bean Cosse Violette, salad mix Oriental Nice N Spicy and Courgette Black Beauty Dark Fog. After the success of the climbing beans last year I thought I'd have another go, from scratch. My courgette consumption has gone up considerably since the purchase of the wonderful Kiwi brand papaya grater (much better than any spiralising gadget!). I am excited about the progress of broad beans Aquadulce Claudia planted in the autumn, which germinated in the worst cold frosty weather. Some are doing better than others so I may plant a few more seeds just in case. Now must do some gardening!