Sunday, 24 May 2015

A Matinee Performance

After a fairly cloudy start on Saturday morning most of the clouds dispersed for the afternoon giving us a lovely warm sunny afternoon with just a gentle breeze. The temperature reached 20.3°C (68.5°F) in the afternoon only the second time this month we’ve reached the dizzy heights of 20°C or more. Surprising our warmest day of the year is still the 10 April with 21.3°C (70.3°F)some 43 days ago. 

On the plot things are at last starting to grow away a little bit. I think we might have a few plums although most seem to be at the top of the tree.
A zoom lens helps to see our plumlets but it won’t be much help when it comes to picking them. Our greengages have also set a small amount of fruitlets at a much more reachable height than the plums.
Our main flower border on the plot which is in desperate need of some attention due to the amount of couch grass growing in it still manages to produce some lovely flowers. You just don’t have to look at the grass amongst them.
It will be a challenge to sort out this bed without loosing some of the mature plants growing in it.


  1. Gorgeous flowers, and lovely to see some fruit forming. My asparagus patch is riddled with bindweed which is impossible to remove without annoying the asparaguses, so I know what you mean about the couch grass.

    1. We have bindweed too. I think it's even worse than couch grass. The stuff has infiltrated our autumn raspberries.

  2. Couch grass is as bad as our crab grass which waltzes through some of my flower beds. UGH

    1. I don't think we have any crab grass. Surprising as we seem to have most other pesky weeds.


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