We spent an hour tending the garden today, after a long bout of rainy weather. Lots more rain is forecast so getting out while there was a break in the weather was essential to check over our little plot and do any major maintenance.
We have a look for any problems — any trapped wildlife, any places where water has collected where it might pose a problem to visiting creatures and finally any areas where insects (and nasties) might have sought refuge in the vegetable patch. A few nibbles on the potato leaves have been enjoyed, but they survive BB pulling leaves off so I’m not too worried!
The peas we planted are doing well, and the tomatoes needed repotting into bigger pots as they were beginning to struggle in the smaller pots — BB was happy just playing with a tiny pot of compost.
The #30DaysWild challenge that The Wildlife Trust organise is all about reaffirming ourselves with nature, and taking the time to spend at least an hour a day enjoying what she has to offer. When you sign up to take part you receive: a wall chart to plot your progress, some wonderful wild stickers, a leaflet absolutely full to the brim of ideas you can use for your own experience and a packet of wildflower seeds so you can create your own little patch of wild this month. Sign up here to apply for your own pack!