Prior to Tuesday I was last on the plot last Thursday since when there had been some heavy rain and high winds, although it wasn’t as bad here as had been originally forecast.
I was relieved to see that everything was still standing apart from a chicory plant that had toppled, although some others were leaning a bit. Thankfully the runner beans, sweet corn and sunflowers were all okay.
I lifted some maincrop Desiree potatoes, a few which had been got at by slugs. I picked lots of dwarf French beans, runner beans and blackberries. I left this courgette which is bigger than my size ten wellie but picked the first tomato.
I was pleased to get this photo of a Speckled Wood butterfly resting on a rose petal.
I’m not doing a specific tree following post this month but here’s what the willow looks like from where I sit on the log seat by the shed.
I was glad to see that it was okay after the recent bad weather as it often loses a few branches when it’s very windy. For plenty of other tree followers posts this month have a look at this post of Lucy’s.
Have a good weekend!
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