When I look back at my first blog back in August 2007 it was full of ideas and plans for the coming year. But this August the garden is terrible: all dried up or dug up by animals or blasted by diseases from the vines. Really depressing - to the point that I couldn't face writing the blog this month and have not posted any photos. So bad in fact that I have had to go and buy a load of pots to plug the gaps. Well let's hope for a better year next year.