After Flymo pretty much demolished the majority of my seedlings earlier on the year, my enthusiasm for the garden waned somewhat. I lost interest in the daily maintenance required to keep the beds free of dandelions, grass pathways free of nettles etc and the continued (mostly) good weather has given everything a massive boost. I’ve got nettles about 5ft tall, basking in the full day of sun the garden ‘dog leg’ gets.
It’s even harder to drum up the energy required to deal with them now our nettle bed is playing host to hundreds of tiny (and some not so tiny!) black and yellow spindly caterpillars…
Especially when they turn into something this beautiful:
And so I remain committed to a little garden neglect this year. There’s always 2014 for vegetables.