Back to the allotment this week for my Six on Saturday, with some successes and some utter failures!
- First up is a semi-success – I replanted a lot of my original strawberry plants, and unfortunately most haven’t survived. However, the new strawberry plants seem to be making up for it (Sweet Collossus and Just Add Cream have several runners).
If only I could stop whatever’s eating a hole in the net getting in and pinching the strawberries before I can pick them!
- Next we have an annual semi-disaster, which resolves itself by the time these autumn fruiting raspberries are meant to bear fruit…
Yes, that’s raspberry beetle grubs yet again
But looking at the raspberry jungle, I’m hopeful that once we get past summer fruiting season, the autumn fruits will be grub-free!
- Remember that mystery plant in my wild flower patch? I’m taking an educated guess that it’s some form of thistle!
- The celery’s been planted out, and looks like it’ll grow well – maybe it’s a bit hot for that to grow too much this week
- A complete disaster next, the Broad Beans had blackfly (Black Bean Aphid), Pea and Bean Weevil, Rust and Chocolate Spot… but that did give me a chance to write a blog post on it
- And to finish on a success, this is just part of the blackberry bush.
I think I can safely say it approves of the support we made for it this year, as there’s shed loads of fruit forming!
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