Pretty tricky on the allotment for me today, as my left eye was in quite a lot of pain due to the pesky pollen, arrgghhh! Still, I kept it closed, wore my sunglasses, and staggered around the plot in a Cyclops kind of fashion. Not a good look … Anyway, the better news is that the first of the mangetouts is here, hurrah. A very exciting moment indeed!
Not only that, but the French climbing beans have finally worked out how to climb up their poles, phew …
The beetroot and courgettes are going for it too, I’m pleased to say:
In the world of flowers, we have the two carnation plants in bloom, and the smell of cloves they have is simply wonderful.
The lilies also look gorgeous and even the dahlias are now in bud, well gosh.
Meanwhile, the cosmos plants look rather pale, but the flowers are okay so far.
And look at our sweet peas – they’re amazing!!
However, the verbascum is now on the way out but still just about in flower …
During the week, K bought some extra netting so he has built a fruit cage round the currant bushes (the autumn raspberries are okay without a net as they’re yellow and the birds ignore them). We didn’t have quite enough pins to hold the netting down at the bottom though, so have used large stones from around the plot.
Here is the harvest trug (which includes the asparagus as well):
And here are the vases at home:
The moment we arrived home, I rushed upstairs and lay down for ten minutes with camomile tea bags on my eyes (which ALWAYS does the trick, thank goodness) and all in Hay Fever Eyes world is now good.
Have a great weekend!