Well they made a monkey out of me, I got caught up in the hype and went and voted. Now look what we've got. Never again.
So to shake off the feeling that I've just been mugged I spent a couple of hours today helping plant out a forest garden at Silverhill Primary School with Transition Derby. Not the kind of gardening I've seen before so very interesting and great to be part of a bunch of people working together creating something positive for the future. More useful than an election any day.
Back on the plot we're still desperate for rain; I've watered the cabbages as they were looking a bit pathetic but I'm letting everything else fend for itself. I'm a great believer in not cosseting my plants but encouraging them to put down deep roots - there is moisture down there at this early stage in the season.