I took the cucumber, squash and tomato plants to the plot early last week where I left them out during each day to harden off, and in plot neighbour Mary’s greenhouse overnight. I planted them out on Friday, and resorted to scattering some slug pellets around the cucumber and squashes. I wasn’t there yesterday so I was relieved to see that they were all were okay this morning.
Late on Thursday afternoon whilst cutting some of the grass paths and dead-heading the rose I was pleased that a robin kept me company. This morning I cut the comfrey down to ground level then added it to the compost heap, and whilst doing this the robin watched me from the rim of the old metal dustbin. At times it was less than an arm’s length away.
With the comfrey gone the raspberry bushes will now get much needed air and sunlight.
The week ahead looks like being mostly dry and warm so I’ll be sowing beans, sweetcorn, other vegetables and more flowers.
Happy gardening, and have a good week!
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