Saturday, 7 July 2012
The apple trees that have some fruit on, the apples have gone mouldy, and one tree has no fruit on at all,that I can see
On the upside, I picked some more strawberries and some gooseberries. The gooseberries were so sweet quite a few of them didn't make it home.
But there seems to be something wrong with a lot of the strawberries on the old and more overgrown bed. They have this cracking or tunnelling, looks like a mosaic. It must be to do with the damp conditions, which are worse on the old bed. I hope it isn't a virus.
A lot of my autumn planted onion tops have rotted to stumps so (regardless of the RHS recommendations!)I have dug them up to save and use as soon as I can. I can see lots of onion soup coming up on the menu in future.
All in all a bit depressing. I'm reconsidering my future in allotment gardening.