Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Wednesday

Good morning.  No sun this morning; what a shame!  No rain either which is also a shame.  It'll probably hold off until after we've watered the allotment!!
I've checked the good old Beeb weather page and it looks as if we can expect iffy weather for about a week before the good stuff comes back.  Not a lot of rain expected (round here, anyway)..

Yesterday was gorgeous!  Perhaps not quite as warm as previous days but still sit-out-in-the-garden stuff so I made the most of it in-between other chores.

SW meeting was really good, as usual.  Not so many of us this week but that's OK.  Then Chris came round and we had a legitimate, out in the garden, six feet away natter about all sorts of things.

Wrapping these two things around was all the other stuff.  Housework, garden, allotment, ironing (nice, empty basket now) and so on.  Two of my order of pyrex bowls arrived which was impressively quick.

Today has started on an up-note.  Look what I saw when checking the plants half an hour ago.


Yes, my first baby cucumber.
I've had flowers but, as happens, they have all been male flowers.  This is the first little fruit so fingers crossed.  All being well, I shouldn't have to wait long as they are mini-cucumbers (gherkins).
Very exciting.  Better start feeding them now.

Beth is coming round today.  Poor old Alex has his first end of year uni exam (he has two more next week) so Beth wants to be out of his way.
The other events are a Morrison's shop first thing and personal training at twelve.  Hopefully it's in Lindsey's garden, but we will see.
It's Beth's turn to do the allotment, so that's OK!

Well, time for another coffee so I will stop now.  Have an enjoyable day and be safe.  xx



12 comments:

  1. How exciting a cucumber this lovely weather has certainly brought the plants on at speed. Have a good day

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    1. I do get ridiculously excited over the first anything - the first strawberry, the first tomato, the first whatever. It's part of the whole food production thing, that excitement.
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  2. It's raining here but only a few drops really. If it doesn't buck it's ideas up I will still need to water the pots tonight. At least it's cooler for Alex while he gets on with his exam ... hope it goes well for him.

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    1. Still no rain here.
      He seems happy with how it went so I'm guessing it did, thanks. It's all over my head anyway - third year degree mathematics!! Eeeek!
      xx

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  3. It’s always good to see results in the garden! Have a great day!

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    1. It's lovely, isn't it? Good for the soul.
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  4. It hammered down this morning and then drizzled since. My garden is positively sighing with relief. I have runner bean plants just pushing through the soil and I'll be watching them fly up the poles now that the rain has arrived. Good luck to Alex with the exam.

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    1. I'm jealous! Do send some this way - it is much needed.
      Thanks, I gather it went fine. Two more to go next week.
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  5. What a beautiful baby cucumber! Sounds like a nice place to enjoy your coffee and the plant vibrations.

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    1. It's so cute, isn't it? The garden does have good vibes, you're right. It's a peaceful place.
      xx

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  6. I'm noticing how you tie up your cucumber plant and thinking I need to do the same. Your stems seem a bit thicker than mine so perhaps it is too soon? I'm new to this gardening thing so unsure about some aspects of gardening.

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    1. I do, Debbie. They do have tendrils and are naturally climbers but they tend to go all over the place so I like to be 'in charge' so to speak, at least to start with.
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