I really am delighted at how well the hydrangea has done given that it was badly frosted at the end of April. The foliage regrew and it now has three flower heads. The buds appeared white but gradually changed to pink as they opened and got bigger.
Earlier in the year I thought that the crocosmia wasn’t going to do very well as the leaves were turning brown due to a lack of water and both clumps were sparse in the middle. However much to my surprise they’re now looking as good as they ever have with lots of bright orange-red flowers. They really need lifting and replanting but it’s a job that I’ve keep putting off.
As well as the yellow gladioli that I bought I was given a handful of corms but the colour and variety were unknown. I planted them in a bucket sized container rather than in the ground. They’ve all now appeared and have white flowers.
In early June I was given a tomato plant by my plot neighbour Trevor who said that the fruit were black but he didn’t know the variety. I posted a picture of them on the Facebook group Allotment Life page early last week and got around 200 responses!
I’ll let you know what they look inside and taste like after I’ve picked and eaten one.
There was plenty of rain last week with thundery downpours overnight on Tuesday, showers on Thursday and wet most of yesterday so I didn’t get to do much plotting. There’s more rain on the way after lunch but the week ahead looks like being mostly dry.
Have a good week!