Sunday, June 27, 2010

Lovage rampant

Look at this. It's over 6 feet high and bearing a worrying resemblance to a triffid

I'm sadly disappointed by the plum tree though; and not for the first time. In fact the history of this plum tree is one of disappointment in four years out of five. It's only because it redeemed itself last year that it didn't find itself uprooted with extreme prejudice. But this year it's back to it's old habits; there were lots of little plums set but most of them have dropped off. These are a few of the survivors. No plum jam this year.

On a happier note the sweet peas have started flowering although they're a bit runty.

I think the whole plot is suffering from a lack of manure. Autumn job there, methinks.


Green Lane Allotments said...

It has been dry this year which could have affected your plum tree. Our plum trees tend to be biennial croppers - one year masses of fruit and the next hardly any!

Gerry Snape said...

Hi Woody, I just love lovage, am plum fed up with our lack of plums and sweet peaed off that your's are so advanced already and mine struggle to even show their little leaves! Apart from that all in the garden is rosy. Best G.

Nutty Gnome said...

Ey-up Woody! It was great meeting up with you on Friday - and thanks for lunch too! We'll have to do it again soon - and Himself has extended an invite for you to come and see the Tea House!

I wish I'd known about your need for manure ....I was shovelling s**t at the local farm on Saturday and it's all now safely in my compost bin! :D

Woody Wilbury said...

Thanks Nutty, I enjoyed it too and look forward to seeing the Tea House sometime.

The bad back is still holding up (ie. I'm still upright and staggering) but I don't think it's yet up to s**t shovelling. Fingers crossed for the autumn. Only gardeners could actively look forward to taking receipt of a pile of ordure!!