Sunday, May 30, 2010

Veg Out

Harlequin Ladybird Eggs

Predictably, the broad beans are swarming with blackfly, enough to support healthy colonies of both harlequin and seven spot ladybirds.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Do You Think You're Hard Enough?

Pumpkin plants grown from seed hardening off before planting out next week.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Quick - grab the tiller while there's no one at the helm ; )

Monday, May 10, 2010

Spot The Difference

Little changes

Tom's Out

Perhaps not the best time to plant out the first of the tomatoes now that the temperature at night has plummeted to a chilly 2° but they were getting leggy and root bound cooped up inside. At least they've got some protection, with perspex sheets salvaged from skips.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Buffalo Sound Mix Up

Oh - I seem to have been mixing up my Atlas Sound with my Avi Buffalo. Whatever, they're both jolly good and both on daytime radio, as long as 6Music keeps going.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Weevil Watch

Looks like weevils have been having a chomp on the broad bean leaves. It's not as serious a problem as the blackfly will be.

Cleared a patch of forget-me-nots and planted out some more peas.

Angelica's shot up and flowered early.

Still harvesting lots of broccoli, spinach and lettuce.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Berry Green

First gooseberries on this two year old bush.

Redcurrants waiting for the sun.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Green Day

Caroline Lucas elected as first Green Party MP.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Playing For Laughs

I've ranted before about the rib-tickling comedy series Ideal set in the world of disorganised crime in Salford, starring Johnny Vegas. Not only is it extremely funny but it also features snippets of dozens of excellent previously unheard tracks, thanks to writer, actor, producer and DJ Graham Duff. The last track in the final series, as Moz was seen leaving his flat for the first time, was a slow, grungy Cocteau Twins-esque number which turned out to be the oddly named 'Recent Bedroom' by Atlas Sound, aka Bradford Cox of Deerhunter.

Good to now hear Atlas Sound have made daytime radio, well, BBC 6Music at least, with singles from last year's great Logos album, like the catchy, singalong 'Shelia'.

Nothing much to laugh about on the telly at the moment, except reruns of fabulously kooky Flight Of The Conchords.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Reach For The Sky

Sweetcorn underway.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Parsley Sage Rosemary & Thyme

Are you going to Redland Fair? Well no, not this year as it happens. Much pottering to be done in the garden.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

May Fayre