Sunday, June 26, 2011
A beautiful sunny Sunday, much too warm to work.
Kevin trying his hand at digging up some spuds for his Mom.Last night was very heavy & humid and I think our spuds look less green than they did, a few of us are convinced there is a definite yellow tint to the leaves.
Beautiful flower arrangement which Zwena put on the tea room tables which are now outdoor tables in the courtyard while the sunshine lasts.
Everyone who turned up today had brought something to share and we ended up sitting around the courtyard chatting and doing very little else, just taking time to drink the coffee and smell the flowers.
I did remember to bring the camera and caught up on some pics of the plot.
Tomatoes in the greenhouse are way behind what they were this time last year when we ended up with a glut, since moving them to the greenhouse they are beginning to climb but slowly.
Liam's roses tumbling over the fence
Inside the fruit cage the raspberries are ripening daily
I left 3 strawberry plants on the ground in the fruit cage and they have produced nice big berries, though slower to ripen than the ones on the bed.
The Lavender is just beginning to open
Peas (3rd sowing) are starting to climb at last.
Dwarf french beans are still struggling even though the wind break is around the bed
Huge broad beans but very little inside so far.
Sweet corn is taking off and is looking a little healthier each day.
The brassica bed, the calabrese is in the foreground and is setting florets.
Kevin resting from his labours and taking the opportunity to try out the sand & water table while there are no smallies around.
We had a lovely day on the plot with just some light watering to tax the energy.