29 January 2010 00:23:16
With the unwelcome 4 legged creatures around the back garden, I am slightly cautious when I go out. My greenhouse is up in a corner, with the oil tank, sectioned off and out of view so I am afraid of my life that I will trap a rat in there without realising it. While I don't believe the legend of a cornered rat goes for your throat, I wouldn't like to be that close to a living one.
As a result, no work will be done out there until the problem is sorted. Instead, I went out the front and pruned the roses. I used to be terrified of pruning roses. When I was ordering my rose "Variegata di Bologna" from the UK rose supplier, Peter Beales, I also ordered a DVD from him. The advise he gives about pruning is to let your worst enemy prune them for you! That certainly takes the worry out of the task.
I must prune the roses in Kilkenny too. Hopefully, the weather on Saturday will be good.