I’ve not spent anywhere near as much time on the plot as I would have liked over the past few weeks due to various reasons. That’s meant that the flower area in particular has become a jungle of mostly grasses and weeds. It’s great for the wildlife but not surprisingly my plot neighbours are less happy, although they do appreciate why it’s got overgrown and know that I will sort it out!
Where I’ve harvested my early potatoes I’m going to dig it over and sow some green manures Buckwheat which according to the packet is deep rooting to break up subsoils and makes a lot of growth to increase humus content.
In the area where I pulled up the broad beans I’m now going to sow six quick growing oriental crops – Chinese Broccoli Kailaan, Chinese Cabbage Green Rocket F1, Choy Sum Tsai Hsin, Pak Choi Tatsoi Tah Tsai, Radish China Rose and Mustard Leaf Osaka Purple.
On Thursday I pulled the first few carrots which were crunchy and rather tasty, and some spring onions!
I was also pleased to see the first sunflower
and these two pot marigolds Art Shades(?)
There were lots of butterflies fluttering around but this Meadow Brown was the only one that settled long enough for me to get a photo of
Georgie very kindly sent me some seeds recently including what she thought at the time were yellow pansies but which she now says are like this! If so then I’ll be delighted as that is a really lovely looking flower.