We’re planning to put a permanent fruit cage around the whole of our soft fruit area to save having to build it each year which is a real pain. The allotment committee have said yes (thank you!) so we are now starting to build it. Here is the wood which we took a couple of goes to get from the car to the allotment:
Today K put in 4 corner posts so the structure is basically in place (sorry – forgot to take a picture of that!). It’s tough work, but it will be so worth it.
I have also done a huge amount of weeding – as everything is going crazy with the rain we’ve been having. Here are some views across our plot:
The verbascums were knocked flat in the rain so I have tied them up to give light to the other plants around them:
As you can see, the gladioli have not fitted in with our succession planting efforts as they’ve all come up at the same time:
We finally have some lilies!
And Monty Don made me grit my teeth a bit last night on Gardeners’ World when he told us we should be picking our sweet peas regularly. Ha! Not in our case!
Good news on the veggie front though as we have our first small harvest of the mangetouts:
And the French climbing beans are slowly on their way – I do love their dark stems. So elegant.
Here is the harvest of carnations, lilies, asparagus (our last cropping of this one) and some mangetouts:
Here are the vases at home:
Have a lovely weekend, everyone! And happy Fathers Day