My peaches in the poly tunnel of dreams are pretty much ready.
I had my first one yesterday.
But why, I hear you ask, are you eating it by the tree Claire and not sitting on your deckchair while gazing smugly at the horrifically overgrown food jungle that is your polytunnel?
I can tell you why ….
Just before I bit into the peach I saw a snake slithering across my decking just behind my deckchair. Suddenly sitting there doesn’t seem like such a relaxing thing to do.
I know, I know …. I am all in favour of organic gardening, polyculture, permaculture and creating a lovely ecosystem for all of nature’s animals and plants, but basically I hadn’t planned on snakes. My polytunnel is basically snake heaven – it is warm, full of overgrown plants, there is lush grass and cardboard to hide amidst – not so much a poytunnel of dreams as a hothouse of horror.
Tomorrow I am going to clear it up a little with the help of James the fearless who is not scared witless by snakes ……not that I am saying I am, but I have been know to run pretty fast when I see one.
N.B. don’t worry, the snakes will still have places to hide, I just won’t accidentally walk on one while harvesting vegetables.
N.B. it is a bit of a toss up whether I run faster from snakes or from an angry sow when her piglet is screaming, but that is another story …..