Another couple of visits to the allotment this week and all seems to be ticking along fairly nicely. K has now planted up the Brussels sprouts (type: Revenge! Which is a name that always makes me laugh but they’re great sprouts) in the netting and we’ve sprayed them liberally with slug doom.
The beetroot is also doing great things and even producing a crop – though we’ll leave it a while as we don’t need it right now.
The mangetouts are also going well, and just look at those runner beans – I love the red flowers, which we definitely didn’t expect as we thought they were white!
The potatoes are also looking good, and we found another yacon (Peruvian ground apple) at Wisley today, so have planted that up too. A shame that the one from last year didn’t seem to survive but we’ll try again with this one – or maybe they’re annuals? I’m not sure.
Meanwhile, things are really pleasing on the flower front too. The cosmos are slowly getting larger and the dahlias are on their way:
I’m also happy with the lilies, and the sweet peas are progressing so we’ve had to add a layer for them to climb up. This time, K has made an arch, which I think looks great.
We’ve also bought more cut flowers where we were at Wisley and planted them up – they are dianthus (I just LOVE that smell of cloves – it’s amazing!), penstemon and asters:
Here are the two harvests from this week, which include lilies, sweet peas, sweet williams, cosmos, asparagus, mangetouts and rhubarb.
Here are the vases at home (which include the dianthus though they weren’t yet on the allotment when I cut them!):
Finally, I decided to make oasis flower arrangements with the rest of the sweet williams so here they are:
Have a wonderful weekend!