Once again, the lilies are the outright queens of the allotment and look simply amazing this week.
In addition, the gladioli appear to be heading for the bloom and the first one to come will definitely be red!
The sweet peas have finally decided to bloom as well, which is great news:
And the wonderful K has managed to fool the pigeons/squirrels/mice (or whatever they are) by surrounding the coreopsis with a cat’s cradle pattern of string. Let’s hope it continues to work!
There’s good news on the sweetcorn front too – there’s been no more nibbling since K added the wire cage around them, hurrah:
Meanwhile, we have one autumn raspberry just starting to mature – I hope there might be some more to follow it at some point …
And we have a marrow in the making, hurrah!
The mangetouts are still going completely crazy:
Here they are at home, after I’d washed and trimmed them – we’ve only just finished last weekend’s bowl! However, we’ve found they’re very nice indeed in a stir-fry with spring onions, mint, mushrooms and even some crystallised ginger – or any combination of these that takes your fancy!
Here is today’s harvest – which is mangetouts, a lettuce, lilies, coreopsis, cosmos, carnations, verbascum, sweet williams and sweet peas:
Here are the vases at home. First, the lilies:
Now, all the vases together:
Have a lovely Sunday.