Thursday, 2 June 2016

Not what Summer should feel like!

Well, my week off hasn't proved to be the sunshine and barbecue week that I'd hoped for! June started extremely chilly yesterday with a temperature of just 13° in the greenhouse :-( At least I was out of the wind while I was in there though, which is why it looks so tidy. The 3 bell peppers are in their growbags with growpots and a string to take them to the roof (fingers crossed!).
I potted up the luffa cylindra and that is down the end with plenty of climbing space. It wants to be warm and humid so I really hope the weather cheers up soon! The tomato plants are waiting to be put into growbags and will be opposite the peppers. The troughs are planted up with marigolds and the big one will stay in the greenhouse as they're meant to be good companion plants for tomatoes. The small trough will go by the allotment main gate once the plants are a bit bigger.
Two rows of carrots are, at last, in the ground. Primo and Eskimo so they should keep us fed throughout the Summer and Autumn. There's a row of chard alongside the carrot netting and some coriander plants along the end. The rest of this quarter will have sprouts and more marigolds.
These are our Benchmaster runner beans. Protected with fleece, not because we expect frost but because we don't want the horrible wind to snap them off.
The cool temperatures have meant that the mangetout haven't grown very much yet, but it must get warmer soon...probably when I return to work next Tuesday!
Our chairman has strimmed the empty plot next to ours and we found a frog - yay! Scoff all those slugs please froggy!

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  1. Frogs, Hedgehogs, Ducks... the best things for dealing with slugs. We could do with a load more of them around this year. Frogs that is, not slugs.

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    1. Ooh, I hadn't thought of ducks. We get a few visitors from the canal, perhaps we should make them more welcome!

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  2. Sorry for the reverse in the weather, well not really as it is glorious weather here in the usual wet west of England. But I do hope your weather improves soon....

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    1. I'll let you off :-) My sister lives in Devon and she's had enough of rain since she moved there last year!

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  3. Let's hope that the weather bucks up.

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  4. I think its a lack of hedgehogs around but yes bring on the frogs. First one spotted in our pond by campers the other day.

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    1. So lovely to have a pond. Will wait till our permanent site is set up...

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