all last week so I made the most of it plotting every morning.
Unfortunately blight struck the tomato plants last weekend so I removed all the fruit that still looked okay then cleared the plants. I’ve got the fruit at home in various stages of ripening, mostly the yellow Golden Sunrise, which will be more than enough for at least the next few weeks. The runner beans did poorly this year but thankfully both the climbing and dwarf French beans did much better. However they’ve now all finished so I harvested all the remaining pods, cleared the plants and took down the canes during the week. I’ve started roughly forking over the ground where I grew the potatoes and , not surprisingly, I’m finding a fair few I missed the first time round.
A few weeks ago the mound of nasturtiums looked like they were beginning to finish as the flowers were dying and the leaves looking very pale.
However some rain the week before last and cooler temperatures revived it and it’s looking good again with plenty of colourful flowers.
The sunflowers are still the most noticeable flowers at present thanks to the numerous flowers on the tallest one.
Next week looks set to continue dry and mostly sunny, with the temperature reaching 30 C/86 F tomorrow then gradually dropping to the low 20’s C/low 70’s F towards the end of the week.
Take care, and have a good week!