Spring is the time for rejuvenation. The trees are full of blossom, bushes are sprouting and the grass just grows, grows and grows. It’s also the time for some man-made rejuvenation and now is the turn of the polytunnel.
Here it is just finished in January 2011
Although we have replaced the plastic once before, four years have taken their toll:
So time for repairs
and now, good as new
To continue the thread of our local orchids, the Early Purples and the Giant Orchids have all but disappeared to be replaced by the Naked Man Orchid and more recently quite a few Sword-Leaved Helleborines have appeared.

2 thoughts on “Rejuvenation

  1. Hi,
    I’ve just come across your blog via a post on facebook and see that you’ve had a problem with voles this year. I can see you had no luck with traps; but you haven’t mentioned them in later posts- did they just go, or did you manage to deter them?
    I’m asking as I have had a terrible vole problem this year; they ate 3/4 of my potato harvest (just hollowed out the skins!) and annihilated mature courgette plants, peas and beans.
    My neighbour has them tunneling along his brocolli rows and they have now started on his asparagus.
    We’re desperate! !! Any advice would be gratefully received.
    Thank you.

  2. Hi
    They went by themselves. It was a bit strange as there were loads of holes but they didn’t cause too much damage. We spotted a snake not long after we identified the holes so we think that’s why they left in a hurry.

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