Well the weather has been a nightmare this last week and with meetings and family birthdays as well as work and life in general it's been a while since I sat down at the computer.
I don't think a day has passed by where there hasn't been a mixture of the seasons all rolled into one however yesterday afternoon it calmed down somewhat and i managed to get to the allotment and get the sweetcorn into the ground. Not only that but I also managed to get a bit of tidying up and weeding done in the garden.
Summer evenings are great (when we actually have one), but before I knew it it was 10:00pm so I didn't get this post up last night as once I'd got cleaned up I just curled up with my book.
All is not lost this year as the potatoes are starting to flower even though everything else on the allotment seems to have come to a stand still growing wise.
The sweetcorn looks quite healthy, I now just hope a get as great a crop from it as I did last year...all we need is some decent sunshine!!
This is the grapevine my son thought was a weed last year and yanked out of the ground, I am surprised it has been so resilient and although not as big as the others it's putting on a brave face this year...must remember not to let my son near that end of the allotment!!
Against all the elements and the wildlife the barassicas have survived the week even though they aren't netted, maybe someone else on the plot has something far juicier for the pigeons to snack on. I will hopefully get the nets up this weekend though before they get to big for the butterflies to start bothering them.
So that is all the planted finished thoughtful I still have a few seeds I want to re-sow directly, I'm not sure they will do any better the second time round but I have to try, one thing that hasn't come apart from the odd seedling this year is carrots, I really can't be without my home grown carrots!!
In general things aren't looking too bad and now all the planting is done I should be able to stay on top of the weeding (in theory!) but things just aren't flourishing as they usually would this year, we have had so little sunshine it really seems to be taking it's toll on things....my tomato plants are still so tiny and have no flowers in sight. Is everyone having the same problem?? I know most people on our allotments are.
Hope you all had a good weekend...now I'm just waiting for the heatwave they keep mentioning on the weather and hoping that with it comes some sun which will help everything catch up.
Will be catching up on all my favourite blogs throughout the week!.