I really miss my polytunnel - don't have many pictures of the last one we had before we moved. It was great for me as I miss having the shelter of a garden in the south. We grew lots of things in there that I couldn't grow outside up here (lavender, sweet peas, normal peas, courgettes, coriander, tomatoes, runner beans and alot of flowers - the wind here has a bad habit of destroying things just when you'd rather it didn't). Having a polytunnel which gives you shelter from the wind up here is a god send - means you can actually *grow* things you'd never be able to normally in our climate - it extends an otherwise short climate to a more tolerable one - and gives you somewhere to hide if its wet and rainy. On a day like today - when its getting dark at the back of 3pm - its been rainy and a bit windy - I miss it the most as I'd be able to potter about - listening to the radio and just have a wee indulge in a bit of 'compost action'. to keep me sane.
|Average windspeed of 20mph all year round with gusts upto 60mph not uncommmon!|
|New veggie bed started - for the hardier vegetables to have a view of the hills!|