Following a busy week landscaping the garden then a relaxing weekend away at Stourhead meant it has been a while since I came down to the plot.
Arriving late in the afternoon I only had time for one major task. First I had to deal with offloading two bags of garden waste up onto my compost bin, courtesy of a neighbour as usual. The top of the bin is nearly as high as I am so it is not an easy task!
Then I checked my rat traps and bait. The bait inside the shed had disappeared completely, probably eaten by mice though there are no droppings at all! Only one trap had been sprung but the peanut butter was untouched so I think it may be mice eating the bait inside the plastic box enclosing the trap.
Then I turned to the major task of digging over the about to be planted summer raspberry bed.
Of course the raspberry plants I had ordered from Ken Muir over a month ago arrived the day after I had gone away for the weekend so have been languishing in the Post Office over the weekend and need planting as quickly as possible. That made getting the bed dug over and the compost incorporated a priority.
If you look carefully at the photo you can see the huge parsnip on the path that I dug out from the end of the row. With it are three leeks I went on to harvest - together with a loose cabbage head, some Brussel tops and a good picking of Brussels sprouts. A brief visit but a productive one!