Friday, 25 May 2007

I think I'd better think it out again

Today I have been waging war on the perenial weeds and any others that got in my way. When we looked at the area that was going to be the veg plot we naively said "Oh look at all those buttercups doesn't it look nice". What fools we were. Everytime I turn my back the buggers advance across the veg beds. Opinion seems to be divided on whether hoeing is going to help or hinder but it's a nice easy job on a hot day and it makes me feel all gardenerly so I'll keep doing it. Plus that hoe cost me nine euros, I'll have to get my wear out of it.

Hedgewizard is making weed tea sounds like just the sort of treatment creeping buttercup things need to me I may add it to my list of things to try.

He's also having problems with moles.

This plant so people keep telling me repels moles. What no one seems to know is what it's called. Anyway we've not had any mole problems (yet) so maybe it does.

My Or du Rhinn climbing french beans are doing just that. They're my kind of plant stick em in the ground green side up and off they go. I may plant some more but I'm running out of dug over bits of garden, unless we move the chicken run to the orchard. I'm a bit reluctant to do that cos I like to talk to them while I'm in the garden. They'd probably enjoy it though. Another thing for the list.

I've sown seeds for groundcherries, amaranth, melons and a last go at tomatoes. No idea where I'll put them either if they decide to grow.

Mmmm we should of got someone with foresight and planning for this job.


Hedgewizard said...

Creeping buttercup's a bugger for spreading, but the roots aren't deep. Just make sure you get the crown out of the ground and you'll be fine.

Have you considered knocking up a chicken tractor, and letting them do some of the work for you? That's on my "to do" list for the next couple of weeks, since "run B" is getting out of hand.

Karen said...

The chicken tractor is on our to do list the existing accomodation started out with the aim of being one but we ony had chunky wood on hand. Moving it would be like the scene in Dune where they wheel in the guild navigator but without the steam.