Further to my last post I’ve been approaching the plot rather stealthily in the hope of photographing a ring-necked parakeet chomping on the sunflowers. No such luck so far but yesterday this one that I disturbed only flew off to a nearby tree.
This morning’s feathered highlight was a grey heron flying, rather sedately, around overhead the allotments on its way from or to the adjacent ecology park pond.
I’ve been plotting every morning again this week and when I’ve stopped for a break I’ve been enjoying some blackberries to go with my mug of water. I’ve also been bringing plenty home as well, and as you can see there’s still more to come when they ripen.
Fingers crossed I’ll soon be enjoying some grapes as well which are just starting to ripen. The one plant I have has grown really well this year covering as it does the back and one side of the shed. There are at least several bunches like this that I can see.
Surprisingly I’m still picking the Golden Queen tomatoes, like this one, as they ripen. There’s been no sign of blight on these and I wonder if the fact that I haven’t watered them for weeks has anything to do with it. Anyway I’m definitely growing them again next year.
After three dry, and mostly sunny, weeks it looks like the weather is about to change as there is rain, heavy at times, forecast for Sunday and Monday.
Have a good weekend!