But sometimes you just have no choice. Time presses; stuff has to be planted. Things that should have been done earlier have to be done now. So it was yesterday that I was plodging through the clarts hitting fence posts with a sledgehammer.
Here are the posts, the first stage of the trellis for the vines (which are coming along nicely).
I also managed to get in a decent number of Climbing French beans (you'll remember that it took three sowings to get any at all but at least it looks as though I'll get some this year. In truth, I prefer them to runner beans but A N Other has a different preference so I grow both!
And I seem to have acquired a mutation. Well, not me personally; I've always had green skin and three ears (two in the normal places and a final front ear). But have a look at this on the blackberry. One major stem has gone all strap-like and little shoots are growing directly out of the strap. Weird. Anyone else ever seen one like this?