|What used to be a lettuce!|
I can't get rid of all the snails though; as part of the National Trust '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4' campaign, one of the Hill Top events is snail racing, so come and have a go, just don't bring your own snails!
It's not all doom amd gloom in the veg garden though; my runner beans are merrily twisting their way up the hazel poles, potatoes are growing nicely and onions are looking especially good. The strawberries I planted in the early spring have got some fruit on so I've treated them to a traditional blanket of straw, courtesy of Hill Top farmer Gary, to keep the fruit off the ground and hopefully away from the slugs. I'm also quite pleased with my crimson-flowered broad beans.
|Broad bean 'Crimson flour'd'|
|The main borders|