Helen's Garden Renovation Project

Wednesday 8 August 2007

St Swithun relents

Filed under: Progress — Helen @ 7:37 pm

If you are wondering why there is such a big gap in my blog right in the middle of summer, when I ought to have been gardening like mad, it’s because we’ve had the wettest summer for about 600 years and I haven’t got any wellies. It stopped raining about a week and a half ago, and I have been putting in gardening overtime to try and undo the results of letting the garden do what it liked for a month. Although every scrap of soil that isn’t taken up by a plant is covered in weeds, the job of weeding is not as bad as it was in March because the weeds are much bigger, and hence there are fewer of them per unit acre. All the same, I have a long way to go, and that’s just maintenance, not garden renovation. For example, this corner has three tomato plants growing up sticks (Sungold, the world’s best-tasting cherry tomato) plus another tomato plant that saw the party and decided to gatecrash, so I let it stay, plus far too many weeds. I took this picture yesterday, and today I pulled up a lot of the weeds, so it looks better now.

Tomato plants with weeds

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