A lovely sunny morning on the allotment today – here is a picture of the plot for you:
As you can see, the sunflowers on the left top of the picture are getting very tall indeed and are some way beyond their canes, but none the worse for it. Their companion runner beans aren’t that far behind them either.
Whilst there, I did my usual hoe round, but not many weeds now it’s high summer. K also planted some peas to join the ones he planted a couple of weeks ago, which are doing fine. We’ve had a grand vegetable harvest today of red and white beetroot (red on the outside and red & white inside), a courgette, runner beans and potatoes – so that will keep us going for a few days at least.
The huge surprise of the day is that we have one autumn raspberry, hurrah! Just the one, but hey it’s crop, isn’t it? Not quite ripe yet, but getting there …
Meanwhile, the gauras are looking fantastic:
And the flower harvest is a selection of cleome, gaura, sweet williams, dahlias, cornflowers, coreopsis (and sweet peas which I forgot to take a picture of) …
… which look very nice in the vases at home:
Have a very happy weekend!