The allotment is really getting a lot greener at the moment, which is lovely to see. Even the flowers that are over have amazing leaves – just look at the tulips:
I also think the carnation is just beautiful without flowers – why do mine never form a lovely mound like this at home?? It’s a mystery …
Plus just look at the lilies – a simply gorgeous green:
Meanwhile the gladioli are coming along, and I planted another row today. I have two more rows (ie 20 bulbs) still to plant but I may well get more:
And look! The first pom-pom dahlia is pushing its way through the earth:
The autumn raspberries and currants are enjoying the weather (though it is a bit nippy today!) …
Sadly, some of the currants have rust fungus on them so K gave them a good spray today. It’s not a serious disease for currants and won’t kill the plant – we just thought we should give them the best fruiting chance we can.
The mangetouts and shallots are coming along nicely:
And there’s enough rhubarb for another crumble, hurrah!
Here is the harvest of asparagus and rhubarb, alongside two tulips and some sweet williams:
And here is the vase at home:
Happy Bank Holiday, everyone!