Well, first I must apologise for my absence from the blog this week. I had an old friend visiting, whom I hadn't seen in 10 years, and the hours were far too precious to spend on the computer! We have had a wonderful time, walking on the moor, and whizzing around the sights, but the highlight of it all was a trip to Rosemoor gardens ( blissfully unencumbered by small children!).
Sweet rocket is definitely on my seed list for next year! Best of all, I love to see the model potager. This is how I dream my garden will look one day! Their vegetables are way ahead of ours, but I took plenty of photos, so that Steve could see how his allotment should be looking!
Interestingly, they were mulching their slug susceptible plants with sheep's wool. I stopped and questioned one of the gardeners about this when we noticed the young courgette plants snugly tucked up in fleece, and he said it is the first year they have done it, but so far it seems to be proving to be an effective slug barrier, and moisture conserver. It was most noticeably in evidence on their squash plants and hostas.