A couple of visits to the allotment this week as it was so hot and we needed to get some watering done. Today, I thought there would be a huge amount of rain but in fact it’s not been like that at all and we’ve even had sun. Surrey must have missed the memo about the storms.
Anyway, the French climbing beans are doing well but of course there’s never as many as I’d like – I’m a real fan.
The second planting of peas we did a few weeks back are also finally starting to grow which is good news – we had been a bit worried about them:
Today, K planted another yakon to keep the first one company:
We’ve decided to buy some little gem lettuce to add into the raised bed above as there’s space – so will sort that out next week. That’s a hearting lettuce so we don’t have to worry about it bolting.
I have also sown some basil seeds and carrot seeds into the space next to the original lilies – they probably won’t do anything but there’s no harm in trying. You can’t see much in the picture but they are definitely there!
In the world of our new fruit cage, we have already found a couple of holes in the roof netting, so K has mended these with string today. We’re not too fussed about it as the roof netting is simply an old one we were using at home – it’s the wall netting that’s new.
We also have our first gladiolus in bloom, hurrah! Such a glorious colour – I’m a real fan of anything orange or red.
Here are our two harvests this week:
Above are lilies, sweet peas, the gladiolus, a Peruvian lily and a few roses.
Today’s harvest has soft fruit! We cropped gooseberries, blueberries (Smoky Blue variety), a few tayberries and one spare blackcurrant. We also have the French beans, the first of the scented lilies – which are amazing – more sweet peas, Peruvian lilies and roses. The house right now smells wonderful!
Here are the vases at home:
Have a lovely weekend, everyone.