Thursday, 20 July 2017

The gooseberries and jostaberries may have been disappointing, but no complaints about the red and white currants.

2 kilos of red and...

1.5kg of white.

I am in the process of converting the whitecurrants into fruit leathers.

Emptied one bag of potatoes...

Not bad...bit of a funny colour but that's just sun on the camera.

The cleome have started to that's what the flowers look like!

Sunday, 9 July 2017

The first ripe tomato! (Garden Pearl)

First of many, I hope.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

After a few days of dryness, its back to the rain again...all day non-stop...

Picked the gooseberries, the jostaberries and the blackcurrants.  Not very many of any of them and the goosberries are small this year.  Victims of the dry spring, I guess.

The blackcurrants aren't bad considering two thirds of the bush had to be surgically removed. There may be more jostaberries to come, I couldn't get near because of weeds but the fine weather has let me get at them.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

The weather a bit better today so down tout suite to the plot to do some much needed weeding.

Cleared bed one of the remaining shallots, weeded and replanted with four slightly slug bitten cucumber plants bought from the plant scheme. (Burpless tasty green)

They look a bit lonely but they will be joined very soon by their best friends willow herb, buttercup and fat hen.

I should have cleared the onion bed next but my knees and back declared they had had enough crawling around.  So instead I pulled the garlic which as usual has succumbed to rust.  Some quite decent bulbs this year, certainly enough to see me through the winter.

Brought all the onions and shallots home in the pram, to dry in the garage.

I'm pooped!