Sunday, 19 June 2011
Saturday turned out quite pleasant after a rather cloudy morning and we even had some warm brief spells of sunshine in the afternoon.
Last weeks effort to protect our new strawberry patch from the blackbirds has already paid off. As soon as the fruits had started to turn the slightest bit red our resident blackbird(s) thought that they were worth sampling. To avoid too much damage we were forced into picking the berries before they had taken on their fully ripe flavour. Now with the protection in place we were able to pick our first fully ripe fruit and it tasted superb a reminder of why it’s worth putting in the effort.
Our rhubarb is giving me some concern. It’s been neglected in the dry weather and has suffered as a consequence. I've never thought of having to water mature rhubarb roots but this year has been exceptionally dry. I’m hoping that when the rain comes and the ground is given a good soaking the rhubarb will recover.
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 09:27