After walking into our local town and being given the all-clear on a potential glaucoma diagnosis, then taking a delightful walk back through the park, I was struck down with what I can only think is a bout of food poisoning.
That didn’t stop me enjoying the garden, fortunately, even though I could only manage a bit of pottering about and speaking to my neighbour over the garden fence.
In any case, I was pleased to note that the broadbeans I sowed in a newly built hugel bed last month have at last started to emerge. I had wondered perhaps if nitrogen depletion could have inhibited germination – or was it a cat walking over them which might have caused some disturbance.
The crab apple tree is also showing signs of coming to life. It does flower earlier than the apple tree, so it is no surprise that the latter is not similarly turning green, but I’m hoping that the shed will provide them both some protection from the south-westerly wind.