Posted: 16/06/2012 at 21:12
I sympathise, Richard. I think you've got the kind of scarey material for an Edgar Allan Poe or Roald Dahl story in your compost bin.
To add to my slug and snail woe, this week the wind has beheaded my irises before they'd had a chance to do any showing off. My roses and peonies are so waterlogged that their heads fall off and land on the ground like King Henry 8th's wives at the Tower of London. All so distressing.
A bright spot was Gardeners' World yesterday. Gardeners are such a tolerant, cheerful and optimistic lot. Hundreds of us were viewing the excellent plants and shrubs and packing them into our boxes and pulling them round behind us all day. All hoping that the summer would begin today.
Perhaps not today but hopefully tomorrow! Happy S&S hunting.