Good morning! Thank you for the friendly comments over the weekend. I love getting them and do my best to reply.
It ended up a very hot and humid day yesterday so, once I got home, I decided to stay close to home and set my own grounds in order. Firstly I tackled the little front strip which, being extremely sheltered by home and cars, was very dry and hard to fork over but that hadn't stopped a variety of weeds from taking hold. I think I need to give it a good watering and then have another go in a few days, when the weeds fight back! There were still some bulb leaves and I pulled them away, reckoning they've had their share of 'saying back' time.
Then it was round the back where it was a lot more rewarding. Look at this!
As I feared, the tomato plugs came while I was away this weekend, on Friday by the looks of them. They were in a bad way - two dead and the others dying. I have gently planted them on and fingers crossed but my hopes are not high. I'm not having much luck with my tomatoes this year, am I, and am seriously considering a trip to one of our several garden centres today or tomorrow to see if they have any little plants. Fortunately, Sungold is a popular type so my chances are good. I simply can't not have enough tomatoes!
I say bad luck, but on the other hand, I have three little tomato plants coming up from tomatoes that dropped and rotted. I'm encouraging them on but don't know how they will fruit, being second generation. I'm not relying on them, anyway!
I got the gardener's delights out and they looked very happy this morning, thank goodness.
Then I planted out the runners and they have also grown since yesterday and some have started twining around their supports so they are obviously happy as well.
Finally, after a general weeding and watering, I moved the blueberry pots and put up the cage I bought a number of weeks ago. Not a great design and it looks very 'clunky' but it was cheap and it will do the job! I just hope they're OK where I have put them - I'm not sure and might do a bit of general moving around to make space for the pots and cage in a sunnier position.
So - on to today. I start with an early morning tuition session followed by a bit of pottering before aqua around lunch time (I've missed my swimming - it's been four days without and it's not nice!). Then I will pop to the allotment.
So a busy day but a nice one.
Fingers crossed it doesn't rain!