Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Monday, 9 July 2012
Weeds of course love rain and they've grown like stink. Normally after June they slow down, but not this year! The trailer was filled to over-flowing from a patch that was cleared measuring just 20 yards by 8!!
Grapes are looking good and won't be too long if we get some prolonged sunshine; meanwhile the lettuce are romping away.
Monday, 2 July 2012
I'm always a bit annoyed when I have to take time out my working day (especially a Friday which is a busy veg box delivery day) as it interrupts the rhythm of the day. However as he and his small delegation came down to me and didn't spend more than 30 minutes, it worked OK.
He was amiable and sounded genuinely interested in horticulture on Scilly and my business, and all associated problems of growing in such a remote place. I hope it gave him a small impression of the issues we all have to face over here and perhaps some ideas as to how to assist with some of the current and potential future problems on the islands.