Needs a concerted effort of course but then, isn't that the case everywhere in autumn. Priorities (and, as ever, these are just the priorities) include:
- more wires and more tieing in for the grape vines
- moving the mega hedge clippings pile out of the manure bin and burning them (Problem - need to clear some space before I've actually got room to burn them)
- order manure (Problem - need to move the mega hedge clippings pile out of the manure bin....)
- cut the hedge (again. Yet a-chuffing-gain). To add to the mega hedge clippings pile
- clear the shed out and tidy it up some
- put new roof on shed (Problem - new roofing material is at the bottom of the manure bin - don't ask - under the mega hedge clippings pile.....).
Beginning to see a theme here? And once the mega hedge clippings pile is moved into a burning space we're going to add my son's mega hedge clipping pile to it, thus clearing two huge piles (so to speak) at a stroke. We'll have to be slightly careful in setting fire to this lot because when my neighbour Ivan burnt his mega etc it was so huge the police helicopter came to have a look. Hmm.
Anyway, problems aside, I'm still cutting the hedge! Just in case I run short of hedge clippings to burn.
The raspberries, feeling very sorry for themselves and distinctly mildewed "apres le deluge", have recovered rather well and are still giving a decent picking. This today, and there'll be more. And one day I'll learn to get them in focus. That's what comes of not wearing your glasses while using the camera.
And you just have to cheer this brave effort from my one remaining courgette plant doing it's utmost to defy autumn.
Better get a move on, matey. I need the space to burn a mega.... !!