It's been a typical weekend here in Mildew towers. Friday, got up late, watched taped House and Greys Anatomy, watched the snooker, fell asleep, woke up at six realising the whole day had gone to waste. D'oh. Saturday was much nicer and far more productive. Is it me or does the day go so much better when you actually get up in the morning? Up at eight and pots of chillies and peppers and a window box of lettuce were all done before lunchtime.
Sunday was a slighty different matter. Dave had offered to help dig but the rain had managed to scupper our plans for that. What we did manage to do though was finially move all the crap from the shed and take it to the dump. Hooray! Thankfully the giant pile of rotten carpet has also been taken to the dump, which is great for me, but I have managed to annoy the two slowworms that were using it as a home and Dave, who's car is now covered withmud and home to all sorts of creepy crawlies (I don't want to be in the car with him when he discovers the huge spider I saw) and has no hope of it ever being clean again.
It's amazing how quickly plants are growing at this time. Not the seeds I've planted you understand, the sugar snaps have yet to show and the broad beans look like they're being eaten, but the weeds are shooting up, it's getting quite overwhelming. There's only so much digging I can do in a weekend before my crappy back gives in so I need to come up with a plan to prevent the weed growth and fast. Somedays I look out on the plot and feel so overwhelmed by the amount of weeds, I just want to cover the ground with weedkiller before I start growing things there, although every time I investigate doing this, I feel guilty. But is it really bad to do that just the once? I'm quite tempted to get one of those flame thrower thingies as they look fun and this kirpi weeder looks very useful indeed but having never used these before I'd like to know how effective these are. Any good ideas readers?
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