|Ben serving dessert for the children, waiting oh so patiently.|
I couldn't resist taking a look around their garden, which they've just finished planting. Mel showed me the big seed raising hot box Ben has built, and said I could take their old smaller one if I wanted.
|Seed raising hot box.|
Today I washed all the pots I've been collecting over the past few months, in hot soapy water. That should kill any fungus or disease that might have been on the old soil.
|Clean seed raising pots.|
Then I spent a good couple of hours filling the pots with seed raising mix, making little labels by writing with vivid on cut-up yoghurt containers, and then planting my seeds.
|Seeds planted in the hot box.|
I'm very much looking forward to seeing little shoots come up in the next week or so. Hopefully this will help me beat those slugs.
We've had another weapon show up in our slug battle too. A couple of ducks have randomly started visiting us. The neighbour across the road has a big collection of ducks that live on his lawn, and I've been wishing some of them would find their way over the high fence to our house. Well, last week a cute little couple did just that.
|Mrs and Mr Duck.|
|L making a little duck pond.|
|Cute sleeping duck.|
|Mrs Duck grubbing for slugs while Mr Duck keeps watch.|