Drawn with an Edding 1800, 0.1 mm
We've usually got bedding plants
- often pansies - in this half barrel but it's gradually rotting
away and we're going to replace it with a group of smaller pots.
If so, it will need lining if it's to hold water.
I've been sitting at the dining table, drawing the barrel through the
patio windows. I'm surprised to see a rabbit appear on
the lawn. Barbara opens the back door and it runs off but she has to go
halfway down the garden path before it dives under the hedge and goes
back into the field.
by one the runner bean leaves are getting nibbled. If
the plants Barbara put in pots on the patio are going to stand a chance
we're going to have to put them out of harm's way. I carefully inspect
the plants and pots for any hidden slugs or snails and put them on the
As Bill Oddie was saying on Springwatch the other night, slugs
and snails have taste buds in their feet so if they come to something
uncomfortably distasteful, like a copper band, they'll turn back. I'm
hoping that the legs of the patio table, painted green will be suitably
Richard Bell, email@example.com