We’ve had a lovely break in the Lake District this week – amazing gardens and views! – and are back on the allotment today. Much to our surprise we have our first mangetouts crop:
And the joint mangetout/gladioli bed is looking pretty good:
We also have our first rose, which is astonishing!
The asparagus is doing pretty well too:
On the other hand, the French climbing beans do seem to be struggling a bit but they are producing some flowers which is positive:
The fruit cage is looking good and the early blueberry even has some fruit on it:
The rhubarb has also benefitted from our absence:
Much to my amazement there are no lily beetles on the lilies this week, but perhaps they are hiding?…
In the perennial bed, something has definitely chewed the gerberas but appears to be leaving the gazanias alone for the moment:
And the nasturtium seeds I scattered around the plot vaguely a couple of weeks ago are starting to grow!
Whilst there, we did a bit of hoeing and strimming down the weeds, plus we took the last two half-beds of daffodils out so will store those for next year.
This week’s harvest is mangetouts, asparagus, rhubarb, sweet williams and one rose:
Here are the vases at home:
Have a lovely Sunday, everyone.