Goodness me, but there was a lot of weeds at the allotment this week – mind you, we didn’t manage to weed last week as we were too busy getting ready for the allotment show, but I think the recent rain has also had a hand in it. So we have done surely three times as much weeding today, plus we trimmed the edge of the allotment – as soon it will be the Allotment Inspection (argh, the terror, the terror!!) and we must NOT be found lacking …
Anyway, the flowers have rallied in the rain and the alstroemerias (Peruvian lilies) we planted earlier in the year are actually in bloom, though I didn’t expect them to do anything at all until next year.
The gladioli and dahlias are also still doing their thing:
And we have more sunflowers, hurrah! I do love the dark orange colour of these ones.
The lilies are growing taller, but I fear the promise of them being in bloom this year might well be fading … as they really need to get a move on as the weather is definitely autumnal now!
Today, we’ve removed the old sweet williams from one of the beds and planted about 60 new ones:
Hopefully that will give us a good crop next summer, as they’re just SO brilliant in the vases.
The autumn raspberries continue to look good, though to my eye there isn’t as big a crop as there has been over the last couple of years. Though, of course, they’re not quite ready yet.
The beetroot look straggly but the crops are still good:
Though look at our mildewed courgettes! The weather is really confusing them, I fear. We cut those leaves off after I took this picture.
Here is the harvest, which consists of various flowers, French climbing beans, courgettes, one lone potato, and some rather small (but very smelly – in a good way!) onions:
And here are the vases at home:
Enjoy the rest of your Bank Holiday Monday, everyone.