Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Phew! What a scorcher!

What a perfect week to have booked leave!
It was another sweltering day - we didn't go to the plot until the evening. Walking through town was lovely, felt like being abroad with such warm air. Look at the temperature at 7pm, and look at the record-breaking day! The thermometer is hung in the shade so imagine what it would have been in the sun!!

Jamie dug the area in the potato quarter which is where we're going to put the leeks in - they're getting quite big in their modules now so are ready to go really. Far more sensible digging as the sun went down!
I planted the rhubarb, looks a bit pathetic with just its one leaf, but it has a healthy bud and roots so should be ok. I planted it level with the surface. Most websites say to plant below the surface but Terry, who gave us the plant, assured us this is the correct way to dealing with it - hope he's right!
We stayed for a bit of slug-chucking and bat-hunting then went home. We're expecting another hot day tomorrow - so barbecue on standby!

1 comment:

  1. If you chuck your slugs, don`t they come back again? If you had snails you could dab a spot of paint on the shell and check if they come back.
    We`ve had another swim at Pett Level .....the waves were huge. Enjoy your BBQ.

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