Today, I had new windows fitted, so hopefully the house will be warmer in winter and simultaneously the heating bills will go down.
In the meantime, whilst the work was going on inside the house I busied myself with some chopping outside. I’m sure the rocket will have self-seeded itself enough for this year and I don’t want it absolutely everywhere, so with a hardened heart I took all the remaining flowers off. There are few chive flowers left for the bees and the phacelia will be blooming soon.
One creature which didn’t seem to care one way or the other was a snail which was sleeping on the fennel, which I also took the secateurs to. Unfortunately, the blustery weather blew it off the stalk but it continued to snooze on the ground.
However, a baby one had more luck in staying put. I’ve therefore left the few remaining seeds on the plant where it is hanging, so that it doesn’t lose its footing, too.