As several of you have noted this blog now has a new look. I didn’t want one but last week WordPress deleted the theme I used and substituted a replacement without any direct prior notice. It caused somewhat of a furore as this action was unacceptable to many, which is not surprising, and was compounded by various technical glitches as well. If you want to know more this article is worth reading. Although the new theme is similar it wasn’t really to my liking so I’ve changed it to this one. After a couple of days of faffing around I think that all is now okay but if you do spot anything amiss then please let me know by way of a comment.
I belong to several gardening forums which are mostly okay except for the inconsequential non-gardening topics that they also cover. I read Carrie’s This time next week… post last Tuesday and VP’s comment here about UK Veg Gardeners where the content is just about growing vegetables, fruit and cut flowers. I had a good look round, liked what I saw and joined this new forum. As well as Carrie and VP fellow lawn lounger Damo is a member, and I know several of the others from elsewhere. It officially launches tomorrow but already has forty members, various groups and plenty of good photos such as this one so it’ll be off to a good start.
There’s been some ground soaking rain here during the past week which was good to see, and much needed. As a consequence I’ve not done as much plotting as I have been doing but I did plant around fifteen leeks that plot neighbour Brian kindly gave me. I’ve not grown them before so it’ll be interesting to see how they do. I also dug up more potatoes, lifted some onions, picked lots of runner beans and delicious blackberries. The tallest sunflower on the plot is now well over eight feet and shows little sign of flowering yet!