This morning is breezy and dull with some showers due after lunch, which is typical for an August Bank Holiday Sunday. Just before I reached the allotment gates this morning I met Milo, a nine week old brindled collie/staffie cross puppy. He lives in the flats that overlook the site so I’m sure I’ll be meeting, and making a fuss of, him again.
All I did was pick some blackberries, climbing beans and tomatoes as well as do some watering. There’s still been hardly any significant rain here, and not much forecast so the ground remains cracked and dry.
I’m really surprised that I’ve been picking as many tomatoes as I have given the poor start they had in soggy ground. I’ve also been taking off what I’m sure are blighted leaves over the past couple of weeks. This picture shows two Golden Sunrise, an Outdoor Girl flanked by two Gardener’s Delight and the last four Tiny Tim off the window sill plant.
Yesterday Caro over on her Urban Veg Patch blog did this really informative post about tomatoes which is well worth reading.
All the cosmos are still flowering profusely.
Here’s another excellent Guardian picture article – Great British allotments – which is worth looking at.
Have a good week!