I had to buy some potatoes yesterday for the first time since early last summer as I’ve just one large Desiree left. That along with the largest of the dozen onions that I’ve also got left are shown here on a ten inch dinner plate to give you some idea of their size.
Yesterday I also picked the first few rhubarb stems, which were about a foot long and finger thick. For anyone who’s having problems if theirs is flowering have a look at Caro’s interesting post that she did on Friday.
I don’t grow tulips every year but when I do it’s in containers so I’m not sure how a couple of red ones have appeared out on the plot among the daffodils. I always find the inside of these flowers rather fascinating.
I’ve been enjoying watching various wildlife recently. They included four mallard ducks formation flying very low over the allotments, one of the largest bumble bees I think that I’ve ever seen, a pair of crows sky dancing for several minutes and honey bees drinking from the dustbin lid pond. The white bits you can see in the pond are bread crumbs from stale bread that crows have dunked to soften.
Have a good week!
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