I started this blog 3 years ago today with this post since when I’ve done over 400 more nearly half of which have been in the category Flighty’s plot.
The enjoyment that I’ve had throughout that time both plotting and blogging about it has been immeasurable. My thanks to everyone who has stopped by, and especially to those of you who have commented as well.
The weather was cooler, but still dry and sunny, for much of last week so I made the most of it. I’ve now all but finished planting and sowing, which is just as well because I’ve just about run out of space.
I mentioned that my attempt to grow tomatoes from seed was a dismal failure so Plan B was to buy a few at the trading shed today. However on Thursday Joe very kindly took pity on me and gave me two cherry, two ordinary and a medium beefsteak which I planted straight away.
Next year I shall try again to grow my own!
Ellen, a friend over on Allotments 4 All , was good enough to send me a few collomia Grandiflora plants which I planted on Friday. I also sowed yet more nasturtiums and sunflowers! They included nasturtium Salmon Baby, which is a foot high semi-double, in the long planter and sunflower Pacino, which only grows one and half feet tall, on the plot.
The climbing beans, like these French bean Blue Lake, have started showingand yesterday I sowed the sweet corn Double Standard, along with a couple each courgette Black Beauty, cucumber Marketmore and pumpkin Hooligan F1 Hybrid. I’d barely finished when it started raining which then continued for most of the day.
Daffy sent me Rescue Me: My Life with the Battersea Dogs by Melissa Wareham which I’ve been enjoying reading.
So all in all I have to to say that it’s been another good week!