If you asked me which type of weather I liked the least, the unequivocal answer would be: wind. Being a contact lens wearer, wind is bad news enough, but now I have a garden there is the aftermath….
The above cloche was on its way out, anyway, so it was undoubtedly particularly vulnerable to the winds we’ve suffered from this week. Another collapsed and has now been removed, so I’ll put cardboard down in its place, considering the cauliflowers under it have not thrived. On the other hand, despite the battering, the fennel is still standing, if somewhat lop-sidedly.
Fortunately, the winds have died down and I think the bird feeder I’ve bought will now stay in the tree. I make fat balls out from meat trimmings and other remnants from cooking, which the birds gobble down at a remarkable speed. So, let’s see how long it takes my garden visitors to spy the new location for their lunch.
Throughout the banging and howling, I finished unpicking a much-loved but no longer worn cardigan in order to make a draught excluder (amongst other things?). So, I’ll busy myself with this indoor project while I wait for the birds to fly in!