Counterpoint in weather

Over there the geraniums need pampering. This splendid plant has faithfully repaid attention for five years: ‘..It begins to flower indoors in late April or early May and then is put outdoors. Trimmed and fed it stays quiet for a while, but now has burst into bloom. Has it not repaid attention?..’.

14.7.9 Pink geranium, 2

Over here they stayed outside and made it through the winter unaided this year!

Pears and pests

I proudly photographed my swelling Conference pears and discovered an unwelcome visitor! A pear slug – the internet tells me these slugs are not good and I should get rid of them. Not quite sure how at this point.

Conference Pears & pear slug
Conference Pears & pear slug