A whole 2.5 hours on the allotment today, go us! Everything – including the weeds! – is really starting to go for it, so a lot of hoeing got done.
We also planted a bed full of French beans and runner beans, and tied them up with string to try to keep them (vaguely …) under control.
We have added extra sweet peas at the end of that bed, and just between the lilies and the sunflowers:
Speaking of lilies, don’t they look marvellous? Those buds are really coming along well.
The asparagus has been very keen this week so we have enough for at least a couple of meals, which is grand.
We are also pleased with the lettuce …
… and the beetroot – which always look so terribly fragile when you first plant them but soon bulk up:
The potatoes are doing fine:
And just look at the mangetouts!
Turning to flowers in bloom, the verbascum is simply marvellous:
And the carnations are just coming into flower too:
However, the gladioli seem to have a mind of their own and have skipped a couple of rows in my succession planting plan, LOL:
No idea what’s going on there!
Anyway, here is the harvest of asparagus, verbascum, some sweet williams and a few carnations:
And here are the vases at home:
Have a lovely bank holiday weekend, everyone!