Sunny spells and heavy rain today but I spent a couple of hours on the plot, mainly weeding and gathering our harvest for today which was a big bag full!Orla potatoes, 2 derby day summer cabbage,2 lettuce, 500grm raspberries all a bit muddy for the photo.
I made raspberry jam using Darina Allen's recipe from her book 'Simply Delicious'which describes the jam and making it perfectly.
Egual quantities of fruit and sugar.Heat the sugar in the oven ( heatproof dish)Gently simmer fruit until juice starts to flow.Stir in heated sugar and when completely disolved boil for 5 minutes, test for setting and put into jars.
Some random photos, this is a genuine Victorian Loo which was once part of the Hydro Spa over 100 years ago when it was a very upmarket hotel and Spa.Did Victorians have funny (square) shaped bums?!It is now holding flowers and looks very at home in its new corner.
One of our gates with a sign my sister Kathleen bought for me recently with the legend 'Dig for Plenty'
Some of our cauliflowers have heads!Quite sizeable ones too as I have not checked them for a while.Last year they grew to just golf ball size then sprouted out at all angles hopefully these will continue as crowns.Time to cover them with the net curtain.
The Runner Beans have finally figured out they are supposed to climb upwards
The red cabbage is huge!
Our self blanching celery bed some of which have gone to seed in just 2 days!
Our scarecrow duringone of the very heavy showers.
The brussels sprouts and summer cabbage bed. The Derby day cabbage was delicious for dinner tonight, one to be grown again for next year.Lots of weeds too which i did not have a chance to get around to today
The fruit bed minus the 3 Borage plants ,lots of light and space.
The old cold frame now planted up with courgettes,outdoor cucumber and sunflowers.One courgette is going to swamp the whole bed.
White turnips, carrots and Coriander after being weeded
Just as I was leaving I spotted these nestling under the leaves, we have some blue blueberries.