Tag: autumn

  • Maintenance, and decay

    Maintenance, and decay

    The windbreak on the finally dug asparagus bed takes the full force of the southerly squalls which form the usual airy backdrop to the garden. I find myself threading wire through the eyeholes in an attempt to reinforce the top, but it is raining really too hard to ignore, and too dark to easily see.…

  • Water water everywhere

    Water water everywhere

    But not in the garden.  It has been a dry summer: the Met Office reports around 50% of normal rainfall over the summer.  The past weeks have felt wetter, but literally digging beneath the surface of the ground reveals bone dry ground.  This is noticeable in the slow progress of the chicken run.  To avoid visits…