Recently I’ve spent most mornings plotting and it’s now all looking much better than it was a couple of weeks ago, and I’m feeling a lot less moochy.
The tomatoes Gardener’s Delight, Golden Sunrise and Outdoor Girl all looked dire at one point but seem to have recovered with flowers on most of them, and even a few fruit on a couple of plants. The red onions Red Baron which didn’t bolt are mostly soft and unusable but the white ones Sturon are looking okay. I’ve been lifting some of the potatoes first earlies Red Duke of York and second earlies Charlotte, and the first earlies Lady Christl that I planted a couple of weeks ago are starting to show foliage. I’ve been picking the broad beans Karmazyn, and the runner beans St George are finally heading up the canes as are the slower climbing French Beans Borlotti and Cobra. To fill some gaps on the plot I’ve sowed some beetroot Boltardy, carrots Autumn King and dwarf French beans Sprite.
The rhubarb, raspberries and strawberries have all finished but it won’t be long before I’m picking blackberries.
The red cosmos Veloutte have started flowering,
as has the first of the lovely white gladioli White Goddess.
I’ve pulled up the dwarf white lavender plants that have never done well and now died in the recent soggy ground.
Last week I ordered some crocus Snow Bunting and daffodils yellow mini Tete-a-tete and the white Thalia.
It’s looks like reaching 30C/85F on Tuesday so I’ll be just pottering if does as that’s too hot for me.
Have a good week!