Our mini cloches are working, this plant had two red strawberries overnight! They are the Christine, an early summer variety of the ones I bought in Aldi.They are a medium sweet variety and very tasty, how do I know that? Well, there was no point in bringing just two strawberries all the way home ,was there?!
The peas are producing lots of pods now so I had to open one to see how they looked inside. Small but perfectly formed and again tasted fresh and sweet.The photo is a bit fuzzy as I held the peas in one hand and shook the camera trying to click the shutter and hold the camera with the other.
Could this be the first sign of Blight? Some of the plots have slight blight showing so I went out last night and sprayed all of ours .It rained steadily all night and is still bucketing down so I am not sure if they need spraying again as it is now washed off. I have put in a question to Irish Gardeners forum and hopefully I will get an answer this morning on whether to spray again or not.
Ready..Steady...I bought this sunflower which is attached to a water hose in Lanzarote about 3 or 4 years ago. It would have been October or November so we would not have been worrying about watering then, it was put in under the stairs and forgotten about until I came across it recently. I rigged it up yesterday and it flips around at a dizzying rate spraying water, great for the plants! The girls were fascinated by it and began running up and down the garden trying to go between the sprays ,needless to say they were soaking!