it is hard not to get depressed about the garden this year – as so many things are really struggling with the adverse weather conditions – the hot March and cold enough to light a fire June – plus floods and stormy weather.
The broadbeans were flattened. the climbing beans had leaves ripped off or were unwound and eaten by slugs -oh the slugs have had a field day (there’s a pun in there somewhere) and we have lost the sweetcorn, the pumpkins and a lot of squashes,
Blight, I am sure, is just around the corner.
But on the upside, we shall not starve and, although the tree fruit looks rubbish this year, we have a vast harvest still lurking in the freezers. And we picked and ate the very first raspberries and wild strawberries today.