Monthly Archives: May 2015


There’s a great piece of music by Billy Mayerl called Wisteria, it’s a perfect depiction in sound of this fantastic plant – it’s just coming into bloom, lilac sprays all over and utterly glorious in the sunshine. It’s also very heavy and quite rapidly destroying the trellis that’s supposed to be supporting it – more the other way round now.

Not sure what to do with it, can’t possibly cut it down, it’s far too beautiful and a real centrepiece to the garden.

June (well, May) is busting out all over, including the slugs. Copper tape and wool pellets are not working, having some success with crushed eggshells however, courtesy of a mammoth baking session the other day. They have to be crushed else Clifford (TBRD) pinches them to eat. He’s not too bright.


One of those days

All was well until Clifford (TBRD) went and sat at the feet of minima. Who was eating dinner very reluctantly, which is equally suspicious.

Minima is normally of the opinion that everything is food so for her not to be chowing down should have been a clue all was not well. Missed that one. Note for future.

Sudden eruption, squarely christening Clifford (TBRD) in projectile vomit.

So now have spent past hour cleaning, in order, screaming mess of minima who’s also now running a fever, the floor, the chair, Clifford (very unwillingly as he wasn’t bothered) and large proportion of the kitchen floor.