The onion bed is finally finished,only 8 parsnips germinated and the ends of the carrot rows are blank for some reason.I reseeded with parsnips and carrots and with the warm sunny weather they may germinate a little faster to fill in the gaps.This was precision weeding to find the veg in amongst the foot high weeds.The tall weeds were easier to pull, the low growing creepers were harder as they seem to have sunk their roots deeper.The fingernails are in terrible condition but what is new?!New bark mulch was put down on the paths.
A reminder of what the bed looked like last week.
We have had two days of rain , not heavy but fine and continous which was better as it soaked into the dry ground instead of running off.
Potatoes: The warm muggy weather has brought a new problem...potato blight!We had a blight warning on Sunday evening and we sprayed on Monday morning.
Tomatoes:Matron over on Down on the allotment blog has done an excellent tutorial on slipping the side shoots of the tomato plant to make new ones. I was not aware it could be done, so thank you Matron!
I had left the net off of the salad bed only to find 2 of the lettuce plants almost nibbled to extinction. The nearby fields are full of rabbits of all sizes as the baby ones are now out foraging also.The spinach did not suffer any ill effects after being evicted from the greenhouse and is growing new leaves.
The peony rose at home is in full bloom
Peony Rose seems to have taken off this year with flowers and foliage
The lupins are in full bloom with lots of flower spikes
Peony rose and lupins with a pink geranium on the ground, did I plan a red garden?!
Granny's bonnet has bloomed (red again)and the flowers are towering over the low growing leaves.Behind it is guess what, red hot poker!