>Firstly, I must apologise to all who suffer from slow broadband speeds, cos there’s loads of pix in this post. Sorry……
Secondly, I had to get the mower out yesterday, the grass was just getting too long. ‘Twas hot work with temps around the low 20s. The light cloud cover didn’t help, making it feel a bit heavy at times. Had to take many breaks for refreshment and rest. But it does look a bit better, I must admit. J would normally chase up this sort of activity but she’s in the UK/Kent for another week or so.
Of course, the bloody ride-on thingy is still up in Sweden! So I was left trailing around with a so-called self-drive power mower that conked out regularly, overheated and is a bit of a sod to restart! Perfect. Just the thing for temps of low 20s, on a rising curve!
In addition, I’ve finally sort of finished turning over the new patch which is to host the next Bean sowing exposition. Now that was hard work, stripping off turf, lugging it by wheelbarrow off to the Hens as a plaything, then double-digging the whole sodding thing.
At least in Sweden, under a thick blanket of snow, there was no need to use a mower. Well, not till summer was fully entrenched. Meaning not till June:
Jack decided to drag himself from his basketty thing and join me to help out. But it all proved too much for the old codger, who is now in his twelfth year:
At one point in the proceedings, as I came in for a drink with Jack nosing just ahead, Charlie appeared with a Lizard in his jaws, which he promptly dropped in his rush to bug his doggy buddy. He was then baffled by its disappearance when it sensibly shot off into the understairs cupboard with its door ajar, leaving him somewhat perplexed:
I’ve previously mentioned my doubts about the Lettuces. You can see why:
Although the Celery, which is at the far end of the same bed, appears to be doing okay:
|Beans, doing well after the attacks by bloody Mulets.|
And even the second Pea bed is now sprouting littluns, thank you:
My knowledge of what’s what is, I shamefacedly admit, wanting at times. Though I’m pretty certain this is a Quince: