Sunday, 9 June 2013

Fine Weather Continues

The spell of fine weather continued into the weekend with some long sunny periods and temperatures reaching the 20°C mark during the day. 

Unfortunately the rather chill nights have continued too with temperatures falling to around the 7°C mark, a little on the cool side for some tender plants.
The bees have now lost their supply of green manure nectar as I got round to clearing away the crop leaving the bed ready for digging and planting up with this year’s runner beans and sweet corn. Maybe now they'll concentrate on pollinating the strawberries.
This phacelia and winter tares were strimmed down and the top growth added to the compost heap. The bees followed some of the flower heads all the way to the compost heap so they could continue feasting.
All I need to do now is get the cleared area dug over ready for planting. Funnily enough it looks a much bigger bed now that the green manure has been cleared. A job for my trusty cultivator to take on.

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


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