Sunday, 15 May 2011


Ridged up spuds on allotment yesterday and put up runner bean wigwams today. No sign of seeds I sowed three weeks ago coming through. Ground warm but as dry anything. Still, tilled earth looks nice--apart from bindweed, which I pulled this afternoon. Fistfuls.

Enjoyed cycling this morning. The meadows along the Great Brook from the Isle of Wight bridge, though, are parched now. The water level in the Great Brook is low, as it is in the strange semi-circular 'moat' at the far end of the first field up from the bridge. Compare this view with that of a few weeks ago and at the start of the year.

1 comment:

  1. It's not just me facing a bean famine then? One out of 12 popped his head up, got eaten by a snail, and the rest haven't bothered. I've got tomatoes, two cayenne peppers, one round courgette and a cobnut squash. 'Tis looking a bit bare.