Posted: 29/07/2013 at 16:54
I did not even have my photo taken at any of our childrens; weddings. I think the lat one I have of me is from ours. Tried to avoid that one too!
Books? When I tell you I have 16 metres of shelving with Gardening books you might guess that I like reading about plants even more than growing them.
Wild violets are the bugbane of our life. They appear everywhere and since thay are all up and down the Lane there is not much chance of getting rid either.
Soil, we used to garden on a south facing sand dune. When I needed sand for concrete, I dug it out of the garden!
Water, we are in the rain shadow of the hills so we get about half the national average amount of rain. Rain aprroaches and one thinks Great, and then it stops about 100 metres away. Been known to walk down our Lane in sun and get soaked a few hundred metres down the road.
We are also in a Frost pocket so we have had frost in July and early September. Notice I never mention my absolute favourites Dahlias? Cannot grow them ,they die of cold long before they flower.
Another spreading one for us, Marjoram. Oh and Lemon Balm, don't even like the smell of that stuff.