Yesterday turned out to be pretty quiet. I did pretty much what I had planned really except for planting on the baby tomatoes so I'll do that today. Oh, and I forgot the washing in the machine so it needs a short wash before I peg it out to dry, just to freshen it.
There's lots of lovely, promising things going on in the back garden but one real disappointment - last year I had eight or nine beautiful iris flowers but this year only one has come up. Do irises die of old age, I wonder? Or do the corms (I think they are corms) get scoffed by bugs? Anyway, this is a sadness - I know they don't last for long and when they go over they are positively ugly but they've been a part of my May garden for so long . . .
But apart from that: (photo overload alert)
The fruit looks OK too.
Tayberry, strawberry, blueberry and autumn raspberry.
Not too shabby for a very small garden.
Back to yesterday. I spent some time down the allotment. There was a bit of weeding to do (isn't there always!) and I started cutting back the tree as the back as it was threatening to put one's eye out as one walked past. It's a bit better now but I'll need to get the steps to saw some off above the shed and out of arm's reach.
I also weeded around the broad beans, popped three seeds in where the first ones hadn't germinated and took off the netting.
Today is very much more of the same although I don't intend to go to the allotment today as there's no pressing reason why I should. I will use the time to pot on the tomatoes, maybe inside in the kitchen if it's too chilly.
And my fridge needs a food sort out again.
Later on, my techy friend, Eddie, is coming online to see if he can work out why I can't get video clips off my camera and phone. Indeed, they are not even showing as there. A puzzle indeed.
That's about it really. Have a good day and stay safe, please do stay safe while these changes impact. xx