Last week’s weather…

was rather unsettled with plenty of rain, which was heavy at times, so there were a couple of days when I stayed at home.  It’s started to make the ground easier to dig, and lots of flower seedlings have appeared.

I mentioned earlier in the year that I forgot to sow any nasturtium seeds in what would have been a different area away from the strawberries, however this self-seeded one  appeared which I left to grow and flower.  It’s a shame that it has orange flowers as that’s my least favourite nasturtium colour.


Sadly I lost nearly all the primroses in the hot weather but this white one next to the pond  survived, has new leaf growth and is about to flower.


The few runner bean plants (variety unknown) I was given back in late May have finally come good and I picked the first few runners during the week, with more to come.

One downside of last weeks’s rain is that it caused a lot of the tomatoes to split their skins, which is a problem I’ve not had before.


This coming week looks like being mostly dry with temperatures around 20 C/high 60’s F which will suit me.

Have a good week, and take care!

Author: Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.

16 thoughts on “Last week’s weather…”

  1. I’m surprised you’ve only got the one self seeded nasturtium, they started to take over my last garden when I allowed them to run to seed, it took a few years before they stopped popping up all over the place. I do like them though. Ooh yummy, runner beans will be on the menu for a while then now.


  2. Hope your weekend has been pleasant.

    The weather-v-tomatoes is interesting. Could they have been greedy drinkers, not knowing when to stop? 😉

    Nasturtiums do seem to have a sturdy streak as well as a nice flavour, both flower and smaller leaves. Great for an interesting salad. xxx


  3. Rain, rain! I’ve had the same trouble with tomato skins splitting this summer following drought from mid-June through July then lots and lots of downpours.
    It’s a period of readjustment in the garden! Liz.


  4. I’ve never tried eating nasturtiums either, but I’d like to give it a go. I think they’re supposed to be peppery which might be nice. The runner beans look excellent, they’re one of my favourites. My tomatoes are okay, but most of my apples have a sort of stretch mark on them, as though the skin didn’t grow fast enough for the apple. Not a problem, just something I haven’t seen before. I am putting it down to the drought. CJ xx


    1. CJ nor me, but I keep meaning to. They are indeed. Thanks, they taste as good as they look. I’m not surprised about the apples, and that’s what I would think as well. xx


  5. Good to hear you’ve had rain too. Fab seeing those self-seeded nasturtiums. What a shame re the primroses, pleased to see one survived. Those beans sure look


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