But I don’t think he approved. It’s not ‘clean’. By which he means clear of weeds, lots of bare earth showing between neatly planted rows of veg.
And to achieve this look one seems to need to be up at dawn and working away with a sharp hoe.
Cosmos, coriander, lettuce and dill all self sow where they choose. And I’m so thrilled to have free plants I rarely shift them out of the way.
And then there is the matter of poppies. They self so too. But have such girth that I do feel obliged to move a few of those wonderful plants.
And with Gillie’s help, in went about 40 large cabbage plants which have been potted on three times they are growing so fast. Some dill and coriander survive. And once these large poppies flower and then go over I will yank them out.
Tomorrow I must attend to nets. It was cloudy and gusty today, but the cabbage moth butterfly will be up and hunting early in the sunshine.