We’ve been getting to the allotment at about seven in the morning. It’s quieter and cooler, we seem to get more done without having to stop for a chat. Antisocial? Us! It’s also absolutely lovely at that time, lots of bird singing, no sirens or traffic noise. Perfect.
And onward… The spuds have really come on in the heat of the last few days, drinking up the gallons.
We stuck in three Dumpling squash, I know they’ll over run the bed but we try to keep them under control. Our Butternut squash are really struggling at the moment. The late spring has done unto them.
For the first time we’re growing Callaloo (apologies if it’s the wrong spelling!). It’s small, or is it? How big should it be at this time of year? Who knows? Anyway we’ll be giving some of the seedlings away to let other plotters have a go.
We thought we would show you our old hanging basket. We stick all our plant cutting in one basket and let it grow, it’s just beginning to bloom. There are geranium, fuschia etc in there, it always makes for a colourful basket, and everything can be saved for next year.
Is there ever a time when you can just do nothing? No. Something always needs watering, snipping, dead heading or cropping… must remember to sit, relax and look every now and again. TTFN!