I didn’t go to the plot on Friday or yesterday as both days started off very dull and overcast but I did this morning as it was sunny.
Given the problems, non-germination or being eaten by slugs and snails, I’d had with the climbing French beans this year I’m really pleased that I finally picked these first few today with more to come. They’re the variety Algarve, a flat-podded type.
The cosmos are still flowering profusely, like these rosy pink and red ones.
I haven’t seen many butterflies on the plot this year so I was especially pleased to see, and photograph, this Red Admiral on one of the two self-sown tall sunflowers.
Whilst chatting to the robin I picked some blackberries along with a few raspberries as well as a sweet corn cob, and lifted a few carrots. I’ll certainly enjoy eating these later along with some Charlotte potatoes and an onion.
Take care, and have a good week!