|Mark works on the fruit cage roof|
We've also put the net down over the strawberries now. They were also getting quite a bit of attention with the blackbirds sneaking in for a crafty nibble any time we gave them enough room. Added to that, the smaller slugs seemed to be laughing in the face of the organic-approved pellets that we used, nibbling the ends some berries, just enough to make a good route in for ants. Because we didn't just want to provide the slugs with a nice warm patch to live in, we've introduced another possible way of stopping them, by putting down bran. This is apparently irresistible to slugs and when they eat it, they get full and dried out. Let's hope that works - with all this rain it might not, but we're always happy to try things out.
|Merion sows the late carrots|
Helen, Jade and Merion plant the calalloo and some shark's
|Jade puts in the bird scarer - will is make any difference?|
|Tony and Mark from Framework with the roof|
supports for the clay oven
Added to all this hard work, we managed to collect enough bricks so that we can build the plinth for the clay oven which Framework will be helping us with. They've already put the roof-supports in, so we're looking forward to being able to get on with that shortly, and trying not to get too distracted with thoughts of freshly-baked bread...