The kale and cabbage bed planted out last October has suffered under a long cold winter. Andrew has lost around half of the kale but he has taken the opportunity to plant some more spuds and plug up the gaps in the kale by moving the remaining plants into a block. The Cabbage is under attack too from pigeons and there have been signs of rabbits on the plot. Time to bring out the netting and air raid siren to scare them off. Though Andrew is all for catching the wood pigeons and eating them. I told you he was channeling Dad's Army.
You can see the work Andrew has done below for the new polytunnel site. He has been in among the budding hornbeam weeding beneath it and leveling the ground for the polytunnel, which if the weather remains the same, will be going up this Saturday.
There is always time though to think of flowers and fruit. Andrew has moved his favourite flowers, the lupin, to beneath the new raspberry bed. We may be Digging for Victory this year but not all the garden will be lost under cabbage. The polytunnel is for another project that we are running in 2014. I bet you want to know more! Ssssh, loose lips and all that. Remember we spend most of our days in 1943 but we'll be back to normal(ish) in 2014.