Here we are, the second week in May and the weather has turned chilly, wet and very windy unlike the warm spell we had in April, still it is the UK and even our own weather forecasters can not get it right!
Despite this, the plot is looking good; our beans,runners and french, are coming along great guns and are already climbing the frame. We have also caned the broad beans for extra support. Our legumes are doing well up to now!
Also coming along nicely is the strawberry bed with plenty of flowers which means plenty of strawberries, if our resident plot bees do their job!
This week the fruit cage went up to protect our whitecurrants, gooseberries and redcurrants from our little feathered friends although the allotment site has gained a new lodger in the shape of a lost racing pigeon who we named Wally in honour of a former plot holder and he or she seems to have settled in.
A couple of things not going so well are our spring onions as we have had none strike so far and also our squash seeds have yet to appear. Other plot holders seem to be having their own failures this season with some having issues with tomatoes and spuds!
Glad to report that our beautiful alliums have appeared and brought a splash of colour to the plot