Damp Gardening

Late July and early August has not been a great month for weather but we have made some progress in the garden. The privet hedge was getting a bit out of control so we reduced its height by a few feet. The clippings are being mulched and composted. The old fence around the house has been recycled into a pair of compost bins. Our latest weapon against the stubborn weeds is a flame gun. It seems to be doing a good job after an initial session but I’m sure that repeated applications of blazing heat will be required to eradicate the more persistent specimens of nettles, brambles and ground elder.