I’ve been coming home stinking of wood smoke for much of the latter half of the month. FarmGuy, MsV and I have been coppicing a mostly elm hedge that was massively overgrown, saving the trunks for logging and burning the brush. So lots of fires! I love fires ~cackle~
After all the joking about my previously undetected pyromania I came home to a car on fire in my street which was a much more worrying fire (and no it wasn’t vandalism thankfully).
I’ve been rather quiet on the blogging front. I’m not sure whether this is because it’s not an exciting time of year for the garden or because I’m doing some fiction writing and am therefore getting my writing ‘fix’ elsewhere. I’m not even reading many blogs – sorry everyone!
This Daphne has been smelling gorgeous throughout the month.
It’s a little chlorotic on our slightly alkaline clay but otherwise seems fairly happy. Quick explanation – Chlorosis is yellowing of the leaves due to iron deficiency. Some plants can’t take up iron as effectively when grown in soils with a high pH and so plants which require a low pH often end up with the symptoms of iron deficiency.