The weather seems to be on the change again with warmth returning to West Devon and the recent combination of heavy rain followed by a few sunny days seems to have got everything in the garden growing like mad. Of course, that means lots of good stuff, but it also means lots of not-so-good stuff too. Weeds are appearing rapidly just about everywhere and if we weren’t feeling overwhelmed before it’s definitely getting a bit that way now. Much of Saturday was spend mowing, strimming and applying weed killer to the paths and drive but it feels like stuff is appearing faster than we can take it down. What’s more, as a complete gardening newbie, I haven’t got a clue whether I’m removing weeds or prized plants so need input from Frances every step of the way which is slowing us both down.
No doubt subsequent blog entries will make it clear whether we or the weeds get the upper hand but I wouldn’t bet against the weeds at the moment.
Having said all that, I hear Lidl are selling a flame throwing weed gun which sounds like just the kind of gadget I need (Edit – Maybe not just yet, dear – F).