Saturday, April 07, 2018


Any hope that the snow might have thwarted slug and snail populations this year was premature as there now appear to be an unusually high number of very small slugs around. On the plus side, there are also a lot of tadpoles. Coincidence?

Green time

Greens - whites and purples - in abundance now, thanks to regular net inspection: The snow weighed down some of the protective nets, allowing pigeons to peck at the exposed growth.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Anemone apennina

               Anemones enjoying their brief moments in the sun.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Some like it hot

Battling to keep chillies and tomatoes happy when it's been so cold.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Cloche nosh

Protected from the cold, slugs and birds with bottle cloches throughout the winter, half a dozen lettuce plants have survived and are putting on growth as it slowly warms and brightens up.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Friday, March 09, 2018

Future frog

         More than the usual amount of frogspawn around this year.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018