Monday, 13 May 2013

Not Good for Exotics

Another naff sort of a day with drizzly bits and pieces of dampness but no proper rain. Once again it was cool with the temperature only just making it into double figures.

At the end of April our sweet potatoes Beauregard arrived from Dobies and were immediately potted up and left in our cold greenhouse to grow on. They were excellent plants when they arrived.

They did have a few cool nights to contend with in the greenhouse but one thing for sure is that they didn't appreciate the change from the cosseted growing environment they had been in to my cold greenhouse. The leaves went limp as though frost damaged and things didn't look too promising. However, all apart from one plant now look to have become more accustomed to the conditions and are starting to produce some new leaves.
I’m as sure as I can be that this one hasn't survived but it is the the only one. All the other are starting to make new leaves so I have high hopes that they will now survive.
As I was coming out of the greenhouse having taken photographs of the sweet potatoes I noticed this on our apricot tree.
Could it possibly be what I think it is? I couldn't find any more so if it goes on to maturity we might have to share. There’s an awful long way to go before that happens and I could always be mistaken. It wouldn't be the first time!

Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett


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