Friday, June 16, 2017

Strawless berries

A handy few bales of straw might have prevented some of the berries from getting mud spattered during the downpours and the grey mould botrytis might not have taken quite a large proportion of the crop. Still, more than enough to harvest and process, what with all the other soft fruit demanding attention.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Backup beans

The backup broad beans have made it through the aphid infestation.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Episyrphus balteatus?

 A Marmalade Hoverfly - Episyrphus balteatus or is it?

Monday, June 12, 2017

Pea pod

The plants need almost daily watering, but the pea pods are fattening nicely and the first are worth harvesting.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Pea pong

        The first sweet pea flowers catch the nose before the eye

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Purple sage

                           The bees be loving this