Archive for June, 2011

Penelope’s poppies

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Another ravishing exhibition!



Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

spud-fruit1Potato fruit! First spotted these forming about three weeks ago, straight after flowering. (Remembering these are very earlies, Myatt’s Ashleaf Kidney). Heavy rain since had blunted my resolve to remove them. Not the sort of crop we were hoping for: toxic salsa verde, anyone? I hope they haven’t diminished the tubers too much.spud-fruit2cabbage-whites-

On another front, Mullein Moth caterpillars, (thanks, Steph!) enjoying Michael’s Verbascum. And I’ve even been warned of self-seeded asparagus. Dangers on all sides, apparently.asparagus-flowers

On a brighter note, Scorzonera, the black-skinned salsify, seem to have settled in, sown directly in the soil with about 66% germination. scorzonera

Weather report 2

Monday, June 13th, 2011

weather report may 2011