Sorry to report: the brassicas have come to a premature end. The pigeons ate the curly kale and the the cavelo nero through the netting. First the snow weighed down the netting - and the curly kale went. Then the central pole keeled over/broke through the plastic netting and the pigeons went to town on the cavelo nero. Next year I'm going to stress test the brassica defence system. It's war!
On the plus side the cabbages were too low for the pigeons to get to and have kept us in greens throughout. Also how can you resent beeing outwitted, even by bird brains, when they are struggling through the worst winter in years. It's just that kale is such a Caledonian/Latin tradition...
Big effort this weekend 2 hrs Saturday sorting out the brassica mess and finished digging manure into the 'Others' patch. Dug up the last parsnips and (shame, shame) the very last of the potatoes. 2 hrs Sunday preparing the carrot zone and ...planting posts for next years brassica patch.
Time spent: 4 hours
Money spent: £20.99 ('Walk-in Greenhouse' 19.99, seeds(2pkts £1))
Song of the week: Ain't That a Shame ~ Fats Domino