Allotment Adventures – Heating up

It was a hot week and I was on my own. I had a lot of stuff to do in the house and as the forecast for this week was very hot, I didn’t go to work. I went to water and pick. Much to my relief the pumpkin plant is still alive, look at the one at the bottom getting confident and growing big. Also doing well is Ma’s love lies bleeding at the end of the bed…The raspberries are amazing at the moment, and take ages to pick

Everything is doing well and the next couple of weeks of predicted warm weather will be great for giving everything a boost, if not for the amount of watering I’m going to need to do. We have full size beetroot now…Coming out was the most amazing sky I have ever seen….Which almost but not quite made up for the 10 bites and massively swollen hand (allergic reaction) I came back from the plot with!

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5 Responses to Allotment Adventures – Heating up

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  2. Valonia says:

    Wow, your beetroot looks great! It does seem that at the moment visiting allotments is a lot like running the gauntlet as far as bitey flies are concerned. There’s corners of my plot I daren’t go near because of horse flies.

    • nicdempsey says:

      I’m ready chuffed with the beetroot this year. Last year’s was ok giving it a whole bed seems to have inspired it! Horse flies would be horrible, mosquitoes have been bad enough!

      • Valonia says:

        My neighbour recommends a spray oil from Avon to repel mosquitoes. She says the SAS or Royal Marines use it – If they do, people will be able to smell them a mile off! It’s a nice smell, though!

      • nicdempsey says:

        We discovered this afternoon that it wasn’t mosquitos, it was ants, I still might try the oil though!

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