Early last year I was given some gladioli corms which I later planted out in several groups. They grew and flowered but I decided that they were in the wrong places so last autumn I lifted, dried and stored them. I then completely forgot about them so they never got replanted this year! However I obviously overlooked one group as recently several have reappeared including these two magnificent tall white onesLater on I shall dig these up and store them with the others that I’ve since found. All I’ll have to do is remember to plant my glads out next spring!
I intended growing tomatoes this year but never got round to sowing the packet of seeds that I had. I did buy two Gardener’s Delight plants at the hut and eventually planted them out. They were joined by two bush plants that Joe kindly gave me. I then did nothing…no watering, feeding, pinching out or weeding! All very remiss of me I know so imagine my surprise this week when I found that they all have fruit on them. This is one of the Gardener’s Delights and this is one of the bush plantsI’ll let you know if I actually end up with any edible red fruits.
I really like tomatoes so next year I will grow some, probably Red Alert which has been recommended to me as being one of the best outdoor bush varieties to grow with superb tasting small toms.
There were lots of white butterflies flutttering around the allotments last week. The only problem being that few actually landed on the plot and despite several determined attempts this was the only photo I got of one