Usually by now…

blight has finished off the tomatoes but this year there’s been no sign of it so far and I’m still picking plenty of the small red Gardener’s Delight’s.  

The bigger yellow Golden Sunrise ones haven’t done so well having been slow to ripen and been prone to split skins.


This mini sunflower Music Box is less than a foot high (30 cm) with just the one small flower.   I’m not keen on this pale washed-out nasturtium or the variegated leaves, and prefer the more vibrant coloured flowers and dark green foliage.


I planted the yellow crocuses Romance on Monday then dug up the sweet corn plants and roughly forked over where they’d been. Since then the weather has been rather unsettled, with some rain and the wind reaching 40 mph at times, which looks like continuing through to Sunday.

Have a good weekend!


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18 Responses to Usually by now…

  1. Jo says:

    I think the good summer we’ve had will have been great for tomatoes this year, typical then that I haven’t grown any for the first time in years. I’m not so keen on the colour of that nasturtium either, it looks a little washed out and like you, I prefer the more vibrant colours. It was very windy here yesterday but it’s settled down now, it’s lovely and sunny but we’re forecast heavy rain later on today.

  2. menhir1 says:

    I see what you mean about the type of Nasturtium. It looks finished before it has started. It’s one of those colour ways that would probably work intermingled with a bed of mixed solid colourings. xxx

  3. Liz says:

    I’m “old school” when it comes to nasturtiums and prefer the bright colours too. What wonderful-looking tomatoes. As Jo says, it’s probably because of your extra-warm summer, that tomatoes (and sweet corn) have done so well.

  4. All looks well. I agree with your assesment of the washed out flowers. Bright colours are more cheerful!

  5. CJ says:

    Brilliant tomatoes, they’re one of my favourite things to grow, always so delicious when they’re home/allotment grown. Interesting that there’s no blight this year. I assume the hot dry spell is the reason why. CJ xx

  6. Chloris says:

    I’ve not grown tomatoes outside for years because of blight but I shall try next year. They never do very well in the greenhouse. Yes, storm Bronagh is raging and will be even worse on Sunday.

  7. Jade says:

    Those small tomatoes you have look so deliciously perfect.
    That sunflower Musicbox, though little, is very beautiful. And cute!
    Me too. I”m not keen on that nasturtium and its variegated leaves!
    Thanks and same to you!

  8. nikkipolani says:

    Well, my Better Boy tomato hasn’t done nearly as well as your little ones. I think I’ve eaten three tomatoes from it this season. Enjoy the longer tomato season!

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