Typically in view of what I wrote in the last post the first thing that I saw on plot Thursday morning was this rather ghostly looking insectIt’s a White Plume moth which I’ve never seen before!
As you can see that area is left alone with much of the foliage now four to five feet high. In this picture the pond is the black hole at the bottom left with the log pile out of sight in the middle.The globe artichoke, over on the right, I shall leave to flower.
The first early potatoes have finished flowering and/or the foliage is starting to die back so I’ll be having a firkle soon. In fact I accidently found one potato yesterday which is about the size of a large egg.
The first runner beans that I sowed are at least five feet up the canes, the French beans are just a foot high but sadly only two of the Borlotti beans germinated.
Yesterday I picked another fifty strawberries to bring home, and even better I’ve spotted a couple of very nearly ripe raspberries.
The comfrey plants have finished flowering so I cut half of them back to the ground then added the ripped/shredded leaves and stems to the compost heap. Once they start growing again in a couple of weeks I shall do the same the rest.
If you’re not enamoured with amphibians or insects then I’m sure that you’ll like this recent site visitor. Meet Wags a very young Jack Russell terrier.Needless to say this big softie thinks that she’s a real cutie!