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Saturday, 16 April 2011

Being Patient

I'm trying to be patient but it's difficult.  My polytunnel hasn't arrived yet, the company I'm buying it from said 7-10 working days before dispatch.  Well, ten days have gone by and still no word.  If I've not heard anything by Tuesday I'll have to get in touch with them.

I went up to the veg plot to take a picture of the area that is cleared ready for the tunnel but when I got up there I forgot - don't you just hate it when that happens!  I did take a picture of my rhubarb....
What on earth would eat rhubarb leaves?  Tomorrow I'll go up there and check for snails, it could be them and I wonder if eating these leaves kills them?

It's been so dry lately and I had to water my strawberries.  I transplanted them a couple of weeks ago and they are doing well, one already has a fruit forming...
I got lots of runners off the few plants I put in last year.  When I get my tunnel I'll buy some more plants for in there - when I get my tunnel!!!

The miniature cooking apple has blossom coming on it...
I always get a few apples off this tree but I did prune the top off it at the end of last year because it had bowed over and I couldn't get it to straighten up.

The miniature damson tree had loads of blossom on it this year, since I transplanted it out of its pot it has done really well.  Last year I got some fruit off it for the first time and I've had it for at least fifteen years!


Peggy said...

Hi Ann, I thought you were totally taken up with your tunnel and way too busy to blog!You are still waiting on it to arrive, hopefully Mon you will have it up and running.
We have lots of blossom on all the fruit trees here too some of them look like snow drifts!

Anonymous said...

I really dislike it when a company doesn't do what it says it's going to do! I'm wondering about slugs too on your rhubarb, I suppose it depends on how much the slugs ate of the leaves. Exciting about your of my favorite fruits! And apples and Damson plums...sounds like the Damson likes being out of the pot!
Hope the next news will be that polytunnel has arrived!