Thursday, July 31, 2014

Big Green

Large gnarled beefsteak tomatoes need a few more weeks of sunshine to ripen and the plants need tying up to prevent them from collapsing.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Malus Domestica

Cox's Orange Pippin: Probably should have thinned the fruit out and watered more during the hot dry spells. Many of the branches are weighed down amongst the gooseberry bushes which could do with a prune now. Cox's are particularly susceptible to scab, mildew and canker and these ones are also susceptible to being nicked by passers-by.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Fruits of labour

So hot recently that crops and seedlings need a daily watering.
It's been a good year for gherkins, if watered regularly.
 Courgette plants are particularly hungry and thirsty.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

First Runners

                                First crop of runner beans.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014


A second sowing of climbing beans to replace those recently harvested.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Lots of redcurrants and gooseberries to harvest and the first of the cherry tomatoes.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Tassels No Hassle

Sweetcorn pollinated, white tassels and thin, thirsty cobs. The beans and squash amongst them have grown well.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Daucus carota

 Haven't seen a carrot look like this before; left in the ground from last year overwinter, it's put on a lot of growth above ground this year and is now in flower.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Potato Salad

                                    Just add mayonnaise