Thursday, May 31, 2012

At last, some rain

It means that, for the next few days, the only things that need to be watered are those in the greenhouse. Maybe the water-butts will be replenished.

It's to be hoped that slugs and snails keep their distance ...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Changes in the weather, changes in the land.

With the last post echoing in the distance, almost two months past, I reflected on the 'ever rolling stream' headline and realised that I'd made myself a hostage to fortune. April was cold and wet: the first part of May no better. The only consolation was that the torrential rain filled the water-butts. The past two weeks, however, have brought long days, blue skies and another unseasonal heatwave, so the once-full water-butts are no more.

Time to nurture the plants, hope that the woodpigeons stay away and that the depredations of slugs and snails can be kept to a minimum.

The rhubarb tastes good, though.