Heck of a lot of weeds at the allotment, today. Mind you, we didn’t do any weeding last week due to the Royal Wedding (couldn’t miss a thing!), so we only have ourselves to blame. In spite of that, it’s all starting to come along nicely. The asparagus is doing its thing and the peas are beginning to climb their poles.
We actually have gooseberries growing on the gooseberry bush so I took a speedy pic as next week they’ll all have gone as the birds will have got to them first, LOL – even though they’re not ripe yet! In addition, the soft fruit and autumn raspberries are really going for it – which means a lot less weeding, hurrah.
Meanwhile, the lupins are going absolutely insane – you wouldn’t believe that’s only one plant. Mind you, they are overrun with whitefly so I am spraying crazily to try to make the bugs disappear – wish me luck! I’ve put the vase outside at home and done some more spraying, but I don’t think the whitefly know when they’re not wanted, sigh … Oh and there are a couple of flowers on the Sweet Williams so that’s good news at least.
And there’s lots of rhubarb but all the stalks are a bit thin and green – not quite what we were hoping for, oh well.
While there, I’ve planted the rest of the gladioli we saved from last year – a lot of them were rotten so we’ve chucked them out and are only using the best. I really wanted to plant up until the end of June to give us more flowers into mid autumn so I may well get a few more new ones next month.
K has planted the climbing French beans around the gladioli that aren’t supposed to be in that bed as we didn’t have the heart to take them out. You can just see some of the beans near the poles.
And he also planted leeks into loo roll holders as you’re supposed to plant leeks in non-filled in holes and then fill the hole with water (rather than soil) – however when we do that, the soil just falls in, so K had the brilliant idea of using loo rolls instead. Let’s see how it works!
And here is the harvest of rhubarb, asparagus lupins (plus whitefly) and some verbascum (soon to have whitefly too, no doubt)…
Have a great bank holiday weekend, everyone!