when I start bringing home more from the the plot than I take there. For instance yesterday I bought home some first early potatoes Vales Emerald, a few broad beans Witkiem Manita, a couple of beetroot Ruby Queen, more raspberries and strawberries.
Each day I go there are more flowers to be seen. As usual it’s the pot marigolds (calendula officinalis) that are providing the brightest colours. Here are two single colour varieties, hot orange and lemon yellow.
On Friday I was taking a last look round, camera in hand, before heading for home when I spotted this Small Tortoiseshell butterfly on the potato foliage.
All these more than make up for the various difficulties encountered at times that are the rather less joyful part of allotmenteering.
Happy gardening, and have a good week!