It’s almost the end May…

and I’m well pleased with the plot so far.


I generally try to grow the annual flowers in separate areas but there are  both California poppies and Love-in-a-Mist growing among the Poached Egg Plants.





This year I’m only growing a few gladioli in a container.  I think they’re the frilly, yellow variety Lemon Frizzle.




The potatoes are doing well, with flowers starting to form on the second early Charlottes.

This coming week I’ll be planting out the tomatoes that I bought or was given.

The ones I started from seed are still on the windowsill at home, as are the two cucumbers Marketmore, where I’ll give them another week or two.


Have a good week!


About Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.
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18 Responses to It’s almost the end May…

  1. Liz says:

    Well done. Everything in your plot looks good. We’re entering the second week in high 80sF and no rain and it’s still May!

  2. Jo says:

    It’s all certainly looking good. I don’t think it will be long before you get your first taste of home grown spuds of the year, definitely something to look forward to.

  3. Your Charlottes are looking really good. One row of mine look as though something has sat in the middle of them!

  4. CJ says:

    Wow, those potatoes look good. I’ve got three varieties of tomato out so far – Indigo Rose, which have gone really dark, maybe because of the cold nights, or maybe because they have pigment in the leaves, I’m not sure, Green Tiger, which look a bit frail and Sungold which look nice and healthy and are the variety that never let me down. Hope you have a good week. CJ xx

  5. Debbie says:

    I can’t wait to see the frilly Gladioli … they sound gorgeous ! 🙂 Oh my ! Almost June already ! 🙂

  6. jade says:

    That’s a pretty Love-in-a-Mist!
    Hope you’d get lots of nice and good size potatoes!
    Thanks and same to you!

  7. snowbird says:

    Love your love-in-a-mist. Your potatoes are looking lush and

  8. menhir1 says:

    A real grow-your-own groceries and flora demonstration. Charlotte potato flowers are very delicate.

  9. Caro says:

    I wondered what you did with your tomatoes after you commented on my recent tomato post – now I know! I’m wary of planting tomatoes into the soil (rather than pots) as they usually succumb to blight in my veg patch. I love the sound of your gladioli; I’m hoping that a few I rescued from the allotment will grow for me this year, I had some gorgeous colours up at the plot – apricot pink and lavender (not on the same flower! :D) xx

    • Flighty says:

      Caro the tomatoes do invariably succumb to blight, last year being a notable exception, but usually late on so worth growing outside. Me too, and I hope that your rescued ones do well. xx

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