Saturday, 9 May 2015
Friday morning was nice and we decided to visit the plot in the afternoon to plant some mangetout and move some weed control fabric so that the uncovered beds could be dug over. Our plan didn't go too well. I covered the chosen bed for the mangetout with some weed control fabric and cut the required slots in it. This after I’d mislaid the scissors somewhere on the plot which took about 10 minutes of searching before I found them. I carefully dug a nice shallow trench in the soil ready to sow the peas only to discover our Carouby de Maussane peas had been left at home.
We started lifting and folding up some weed control fabric but didn't really manage to get done what we wanted do as the rain started to fall around mid afternoon forcing an early finish.
It rained heavily for the rest of the day.
May is off to a very wet start as we've already had more than average rainfall for the month after only the first nine days. Our total so far is 53.0mm (2.1”) and our average rainfall for the month is 46.5mm (2.1”).
A bright spot on the plot was this little Fiesta apple tree which is absolutely covered in blossom.
I’m not expecting all that blossom to develop into fruit but a dozen or so would be very nice.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 10:53