My only visit…

to the plot over the past few days was on Friday morning as it’s been mostly damp and dull, with heavy rain at times.

Nearly all the potatoes are now showing and I’ve already earthed up the first earlies Pentland Javelin a couple of times.

I’ll be keeping a close eye on the weather forecast and if there’s the slightest  likelihood of any frost overnight I’ll be covering them.

The strawberry plants are doing really well, and have plenty of flowers on them, mostly partly hidden by the leaves.


I’m glad that I didn’t pull up and compost all the poached egg plants (limnanthes douglasii) a few weeks ago, as I thought about doing and mentioned here, as the ones I left are now flowering!

I’m pleased to see that there are also some of the all white variety Meringue which has smaller flowers.  I’ll try to get a photo next time I’m there.


With plenty of rain and warmer weather everything is growing well, including the weeds so I’ll be doing plenty of hoeing and weeding next week once it’s drier.  I also hope to make a start on sowing various flower and vegetable seeds.

Take care, and have a good week!

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20 Responses to My only visit…

  1. Jo says:

    The weather hasn’t been up to much at all this week, has it. The plants seem to be enjoying it though, everything is growing really fast, including the grass which we haven’t had a chance to cut because it’s been so wet. I’m hoping we can get that job done this week. It’s always worth giving plants a chance, they do surprise you sometimes as is the case with your poached egg plants. Nice to see them flowering and it will save you the job of having to sow more.


    • Flighty says:

      Jo it sure hasn’t. They do indeed, which isn’t surprising. I agree about giving plants a chance, which is why I left some and I’m glad that I did. I agree, on both counts. xx


  2. Andy Randall says:

    The weather has been so mixed, hard to plan one’s gardening day at the moment. Those poached egg flowers look lovely, sometimes not managing to do jobs pays off. How things are growing now. We are off for a few days camping tomorrow and l certainly won’t need any watering done while away as next few days the showery weather is continuing, mixed blessing! Have a good week xx


    • Flighty says:

      Andy I agree, and wish that is was a bit more settled. They’re lovely flowers. Everything sure is. I hope that you enjoy yourselves, and the weather is okay. Thanks, and you too. xx


  3. CJ says:

    Lovely to see the poached egg plants in flower, no doubt the bees love them. Your strawberries are looking really good. Mine have one last chance to prove themselves this year. They seem to have one good year and one poor year. I might replace them (they are Malwina) with Cambridge Favourites which always seem to do well for me. Have a good week Flighty. CJ xx


    • Flighty says:

      CJ it sure is, and yes they do as do hoverflies. Thanks, it’s a shame yours are somewhat inconsistent. That sounds like a good idea. You too. xx


  4. Liz says:

    I love your poached egg plants. They persist! Everything looks so lush and green. I suppose we should be grateful for the abundance of produce and flowers and the weeds!


  5. menhir1 says:

    The pleasure of lovely little flowers. The raindrop on the poached egg plant is a magical flourish.
    Your strawberry plant is strong. Hope the fruit will be plentiful. xxxx


  6. What rain! It has never stopped here. Still no need to water and your pots look great! Xx


  7. snowbird says:

    My potatoes and strawberries are at the same stage as yours for once, and we seem to be having the same weather, a strange spring for


  8. We have had a very wet May … it can only get better (I hope) !
    The poached egg plants look very nice, yellow is such a cheerful colour.

    All the best Jan


  9. The weeds are certainly loving this weather, it’s hard to keep up! Everything looking great though, such lush growth, but it will be nice to have some settled weather back so we can plan and plant out more. Lovely poached egg flowers, I’ve never grown those before. Have a good week xx


  10. nikkipolani says:

    Hurray for happy strawberry plants! Hope you have a really great season. Always nice to see limnanthes.


    • Flighty says:

      Nikki they’re certainly looking good, so fingers crossed for plenty of fruit. Thanks. It sure is, and even better when it’s buzzing with bees. xx


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