Friday, August 19, 2016

Late risers flourish

Despite being slow to start these off, the sweetcorn's done well in the hot weather, bolstered by almost daily watering and with any luck, there'll be a couple of dozen cobs along in a few weeks. Probably best to take the precaution of fencing these off with netting to discourage the local badger population from taking a sweet snack.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Pomme de Terre

After a cold spring and periods of drought and humidity, it hasn't been a great year for potatoes, but a crop of Desiree have done ok.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Rudbeckia fulgida

        Rudbeckia and chamomile loving the hot dry spell this week.


The entire tomato crop at the allotment succumbed to blight, the perfectly formed fruits turning from green to black. It might have been because the weather was wet and warm for a while, but it's more likely that there are spores in the soil from previous years. Fortunately, the crop grown at home in pots has done well.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Sunday, August 14, 2016


Echinacea, like Rudbeckia, are cone flowers. John Peel used to play a lot of Conemelt in the 90s.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

Beans present & future

Harvested the first of the French beans and planted out some new seedlings for a late harvest.