At last – a sunny bank holiday!
We’ve managed to sort out a few jobs in the garden including finishing off the new patio and repotting the bay trees. Hopefully we’ll get chance to seed the bare patches in the lawn although I suspect the happy cluckers might get to the seed before it gets chance to germinate!
Oliver Boliver decided to help me in the greenhouse today. All was going well until he decided that the radishes and pak choi didn’t have use for their labels any more and swapped them for the aubergines and courgettes. Good job I spotted him otherwise it would’ve made for very interesting gardening!
Whilst moving pots around the greenhouse I unearthed a very fat, very sleepy slug. I concluded that he must be the culprit responsible for my missing seedlings and holey cabbage leaves. I have an irrational fear of slugs after too many years living in self imposed slummy student housing but yet couldn’t bring myself to despatch it. Instead I shovelled it onto a trowel and flung it in the general direction of the beady eyed hens who were busy inspecting the patio’s work in progress and let nature take its course. Minutes later, either the slug managed to wake up from it dreamy basil and petunia seedling filled dream and slithered off into the hedge or it was gobbled up by the hungry hens eager for a slug feast! The gardener in me hopes it was the latter…..