Gorgeous weather at the allotment this morning and not too hot for working either, which was great. I planted up a couple of rows of gazanias (Red Shades) in the perennial bed for summer colour – I have more of these which I will plant up at home in the front garden.
The lilies are doing well though I did spray them to deter the dreaded lily beetle!
And, thankfully, our second planting of sweet peas next to the shed is still surviving:
We are happy with the rhubarb but will let it grow for a while longer before we do any harvesting to give it time to gather strength:
The mangetouts are looking okay, and – as ever! – the gladioli are going for it. Nothing will ever destroy that flower, honestly! I planted up another couple of rows whilst there, so only another row to go before I’ve filled that bed:
In the week since we’ve last seen the allotment, the asparagus has grown so that’s a nice starter for tonight’s dinner:
The French climbing beans are still happy and we even have a flower on one of them which is great news:
And the beetroot and shallot bed is looking good:
So, only a small harvest of the asparagus this week, though we have dug out the rest of the tulip bulbs to take home for planting:
Whilst there, we also did a jolly good water round to give everything a drink – always a worthwhile task!
Have a lovely weekend, everyone.