Well I haven’t actually got into the garden today yet but I know there will be mangetout, french beans and courgettes to harvest – plus more blackcurrants (but they might be left to the weekend). Yesterday I collected a small container full of blueberries (photo to follow) plus a couple of raspberries (I’ve only a couple of canes) – mind I had to move the containers with the blueberry bushes in away from the hedge a week or so ago as the birds were snaffling the berries – the biggest I’ve netted but even the two uncovered have retained their ripe berries now they are away from the hedge – not as tempting I guess.
Also picked a few tomatoes including two ‘beef’ types from the greenhouse and a couple from the bush types outside the kitchen – I think a glut will happen soon though! Also, one cucumber from the ‘covered’ bed.
Harvested as above see pictures below – my wife is now desperately searching for courgette recipes (we still had some left from last weekends harvest as well!) …..
As for wildlife – well I counted 5 peacock butterflies on my buddleia yesterday plus a comma so a great improvement on cabbage whites. Still a bit worrying that no other types are around, no red admirals for instance.
Also a whole squadron of cabbage whites were flying round the garden this afternoon – some sort of mating thing I suppose. A dragonfly has been hawking round the garden during the last few days as well
Did I mention it has been hot and sunny recently, too hot in fact with temps of over 30degC in our garden – too hot to be out in really. But we have had some storms and heavy showers to water the garden so it hasn’t been desperate watering every night.
Photos when I sort them out….