Lots of nibbly creatures both on and off the allotment this week … here is the sweetcorn section where the middle is all but missing. Pigeons? Mice? Who knows. But we are not amused!
We also struggled with lettuce planting last week as the pigeons (or mice!) had had a good go at them before we even arrived at the allotment – you can just about see them here, still hanging on – just – at the bottom left of the really lovely lettuces (hurrah!):
Anyway, the beetroot section is doing well, and we even have one or two mangetouts lurking amongst the leaves, well gosh:
The autumn raspberries are growing well:
And the flower crops are doing well too. We have the first of the lilies out:
The carnations are still being totally amazing and I picked 128 of them – which is only about half of what I picked last week!
The verbascum is still blooming:
And the sweet peas we thought were a goner near the shed have a sudden lease of life:
Today, I planted the rest of the gladioli bulbs so that’s filled up a bed nicely. I also planted some coreopsis (which I picked flowers from before taking it to the allotment). They are a type called Golden Sphere:
Plus I thought I’d plant some annual flowers for the first time so here are four new pelargoniums – which again I picked before planting. I’m astonished about how beautiful the flowers are in a vase (see later) so will definitely do this again:
Here is the harvest of three mangetouts(!), verbascum, lilies and carnations:
And here are the vases at home. The pelargonium flowers are on the right between the carnations and the verbascum – I think they’re gorgeous. And the coreopsis are on the left.
Have a lovely weekend.