Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Getting There!

Tuesday was another very pleasant day although it took a while in the morning for the sun to break through the cloud cover.

At last after a very slow start the plot is taking on that verdant look even though there are still some beds showing nothing but bare earth as we await recently sown crops to emerge.
The cardoon on the left of the picture has put on an enormous amount of growth probably due to the wet weather. It’s now got some flower buds which once opened are adored by the bees.

The three small strawberry beds which were cleared last autumn have been planted up with potatoes this year. The ground was more like concrete than soil when it was first dug last autumn but the winter rains and frost broke it down well.
The potatoes growing in these three beds are looking good and I'm hoping that the crop underneath the foliage will be as good as the tops appear.
Our roses are now in full bloom and mingling in amongst the Sambucus Nigra “Black Lace” are putting on a stunning display.

Finally thanks to Mark at “Mark’s Veg Plot” for spotting our comfrey bed and posting a reminder about making a “tea”. This was the day’s final job. An old bucket was filled with comfrey leaves, then filled with water. It now needs leaving for 2 to 3 weeks to produce its evil smelling brew which is an excellent plant food.

I’m on the lookout for a much bigger bucket!


  1. Some really good photos and things look to be progressing nicely. I have high hopes for the comfrey tea as well and have a big bucket of it waiting to be used!

  2. It's all starting to fill up nicely now, perhaps things will catch up afterall.

  3. What a difference a bit of sun makes!


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