Jolly hot on the allotment today, and tremendously dry and dusty too. Honestly, in some of the raised beds, it’s so dry I can’t even use the hoe … K will visit again later tonight to do some proper watering. Anyway, the lilies have now reached their peak and are looking fabulous.
The sweet peas are also looking good.
The dahlia flowers are also out very early this year (they usually start in July, though of course it’s nearly that now) which I imagine is entirely due to the current heatwave.
And the first of our sunflower seeds has sprouted, hurrah
We left the asparagus to make its usual post-harvest forest last week, and it’s well on the way there now …
The French climbing beans are finally in flower, though there isn’t much leaf to them – possibly because of the weather? I gather other allotmenteers are having trouble with their runner beans, though we’ve not grown those this year (too many strings).
However, the mangetouts are producing enough crops to feed the five thousand and some!
And the courgettes are looking very promising indeed.
Here is the harvest of mangetouts (so many!) and flowers.
And here are the flowers at home.
Have a lovely weekend, everyone.