More fracking and the garden

Jun 9, 2014 | 0 comments


More fracking and the garden

I have had a look around google for information about fracking and found lots of stuff. But I have found it is very difficult to form an objective opinion. Much of what is written is either extremely anti or very pro, where what I was looking for were some facts so I could make up my own mind.

The chap I referred to as the best speaker before, Ian Crane, has a bit of a strange website and I really didn’t know what to make of it. Some people accuse him of being a conspiracy theorist, and some of his writings do come across that way.

I still find myself being not keen on it, but not much wiser as to the facts, so I shall continue researching. There are a couple of films to watch on YouTube too.

In other news, I have had a massive weed and tidy over the last few days in the back garden and it’s looking a whole lot better. Still lots to do, but it feels a lot more manageable now. DP has been flattening out the area that will eventually be the patio, so that when the lintel arrives he and his lifting team have room to manoeuvre it. The patio is at a lower level than the old one was, so there has been a lot of spoil to shift. Not finished yet, but getting there. He ordered the lintel today and it should be delivered on Wednesday – exciting, the wall will be down soon, hooray!

Our single blackcurrant bush has a good crop that is fattening up nicely and is just beginning to colour up. So that’s something to look forward to. The rhubarb is still not standing up, we haven’t had many pickings of it this year. Maybe I should have fed it more over the winter, it can hardly be lack of rain!

We have a little row of peas, but I don’t think we will get many meals from it because as soon as I see a fat pod I pick it and eat it whilst standing in the garden!

The carrots are disappointing again this year. Just like last year, not many of them have come up. I don’t really know why. I shall try again next year.

The tomatoes in the greenhouse are huge now and have lots of flowering trusses on them. Yum, tomatoes, here we come.

I have been wrestling with a huge Generous Gardener rose right at the top of the garden. I have put it against the fence with the aim that it will grow to the left and right, but of course, it wants to grow any way but that and is determined to grow either straight out and into the apple tree in front of it, or straight up into the leylandii trees growing in the garden next door. I need to train it much more in January/February. It is a glorious thing and smells completely divine. I chose it for that scent of course. It is very floriferous (I love that word!) and when I cut some blooms, they fragrance a whole room. There is a honeysuckle along the fence on the north side of the house, but the flowers hardly smell at all and I am thinking of taking it out and putting a cutting of the rose there instead. So then I’ll have two of the blighters to wrestle with, but I’ll have to keep that one in control as it is very close to the path going past us with people walking up and down all the time.



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