I believe there is Fake News. Fake Weather News Any way. Do the weather forecasters look out of their windows in London and Dublin and decide what the weather is for all the country? We have no Scorchio here. It warmed up a bit and Ireland duly steamed up with Mizzle.
I have heard people call Ireland "The Kettle" and they are right. I think its mainly to do with the mountains being on so much of the coast and the mild Gulf Stream? My spudatoes have started pushing their stalks through the soil. Have yours? Hope we don't get Blight with all this Mizzle.
Any way. The weeds are growing like weeds and I have been busy.
A 'Slug Pub' in the middle of my cabbages. Its an old Baked (Heinz of course") Beans can filled with some cheap and nasty beer we thought we would try.
More "Slug Pubs" with plant labels lay prostrate to make the slugs and snails "walk the plank" and drop in after their last drink and also hopefully any useful Beetles don't fall in.
Some of the hundreds of Perennials I have made this year. Anybody want to buy some cheap pretty flowers?
Even the side of the poly-tunnel is playing at being a nursery for my plants. I placed them on a tarpaulin on top of some montbretia. The plastic holds puddles of water and the plants drink it when they need it.
A "Dog and Cat Pub". This is an old pan full of water for Fido the terrier and Domino the cat have a drink of water when they so require. The birds like it too!
The cheapest poly-tunnel in the world. Just two old polythene bags. They go over the plants in the picture below. I can't believe how much moisture runs from under the plastic when I take it off. I am reusing my plastic like Monty and Nellie and Nigel do on Gardeners World.
This is what it looks like when the plastic is removed. The cat-mint (Nepeta) cuttings front left are growing like Triffids. I made holes in some plastic buckets and filled them with with grit-sand and got hormone powder and dipped some cuttings in it and pushed the cuttings into the sand. Everything is doing really well. It just shows you don't need a tunnel to root your cuttings! Anybody else making cuttings at the the moment? Any propagation tips?
Is there really an heatwave in Blighty? I find it hard to believe. The rain is coming for Wednesday. Just for a change!