Wednesday, 25 July 2012

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Tuesday was warm and muggy and produced some long sunny spells. Not quite our hottest day of the year, that record still being held by 28 May at 28°C. It’s a case of splitting hairs where you have to as today’s high was 27.9°C.

We decided it was a little too hot for doing much on the plot and spent the afternoon doing a little gardening at home. Now to the good, the bad and the ugly. As all the good shows, let’s go in reverse order. The ugly award goes to:
The contents of the pond filter after a couple of weeks of operation. The sludge gets tipped on the garden. My theory is that it should be good for the garden. The bad award goes to:
Mildew on the back of this rose bud. Is mildew as a result of all the wet weather or the last four rain free days? So far it has only appeared on one bud but in any case we can do without it. Finally the good award is presented to:
This passion flower. I have to be honest I thought that I’d probably killed this whilst carry out preparation works for the base of the summerhouse. This is a true survivor and is flowering better than it has ever done! 


  1. OMG! I can smell that bucket of pond slime. How amazing is that, as soon as I saw the picture the smell hit.

  2. Hi Liz

    Ripe is a term I like to use to describe the smell. The plants seem to like it though!

  3. you have done a great work .......... its really working and important for us. so please keep sharing ....


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