Tuesday, May 31, 2011

View across to potatoes

Looking across the broad beans (peas to the right) towards the other greenhouse with three potato beds in front. They looking flourishing, despite the dry weather (it just means the potatoes won't be swelling in the soil as much as I'd like).

Posted by Picasa

Fruit Patch

A while back you may have seen the post about re-doing the fruit patch, well here it is now, with the raspberry canes moved through 90 degrees (in the right foreground), behind them blackcurrant bushes, behind those, gooseberries and beyond are some strawberry plants.

Of course with all that space round them, I couldn't resist placing a few spare tomato plants could I?

Posted by Picasa

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Finally woke to some rain for a change, having hoped for that for weeks. Not that it is a wondrous amount, but welcome nevertheless. I am sure the autumn planted onions will benefit most, I don't water onions as I think it just encourages roots up to the surface, so they really need the rain, they look healthy enough, just not swelling much.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


We recently went to Normandy, to visit the sites, history, cemeteries and memorials from Operation Overlord, D-Day. Poppies are of course associated with the battlefields of the First World War, but every time we saw them in Normandy, they seemed fitting also.

When we got home, what did we see in Mrs Soggy's flower border, but our own poppies in flower, here they are for you to enjoy too.