It was cooler at the beginning of last week so I spent a couple of mornings doing some much needed dead-heading, tidying and weeding but I have to say that it was rather half-hearted as I’ve got a touch of the plotting blues at present.
It’s damp and dull this morning, and the overnight rain was much needed although it won’t have really made much difference. I’m sure that many gardeners will agree that it’s been a difficult growing year so far having been too cool, dry, hot or windy. It’s not been too wet, and in fact it’s been noticeable just how dry this year has been. That has meant there’s been no problem with slugs or snails but there’s been plenty of others, including blackfly infestations and poor germination.
My plotting blues will soon be gone as there is still lots to come. I’ll be lifting the first of my favourite Charlotte potatoes, it won’t be too long before I’ll be picking the first blackberries and I’m looking forward to seeing the dahlias and gladioli flowering.
I usually have a look at the site stats for this blog most days and over the past few weeks there have been numerous referrers from one of the comments on this Mumsnet post looking at The Plot Ponds, which I did on 31 march 2011. I never cease to be surprised, and delighted, that my blog is referred to like this.
Happy gardening, and have a good week!