Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Evidence of Activity

Well, I said yesterday the pesky phone wasn't co-operating.  It's clearly slept on that and thought better of it because here are some photos of how things stand on the plot.  I guess I must have been busy if it's not looking too bad.

Lettuces (I must have a sad life if I'm posting pictures of lettuces!!)

Blackberries - I'm getting this many just about every time I go to the plot.  Freezer is full, family are at saturation point.  What next?  Ah well, I have a recipe for Blackberry Whisky!  Fear not, it won't be single malt, more like Aldi's finest.

Part of the Courgette glut.

 The Cornflower hedge is doing well

 And don't forget the Grapevine!!  Look carefully at the next two shots and what do you see?  Bunches of grapes, innit?  Must net them to keep the birds off.

Somewhat tidied Raspberries
I have two varieties - Glen Thingummybob (summer fruiting) and Joan J (autumn fruiting).  Joan J consistently outperforms  Glen TGB, both in quantity, size and quality.  The whole raspberry patch  is also very overcrowded.  So the plan is to dig out all the Glen TGBs (two rows) & replace with one more row of Joan J.  That will give me three, less crowded, rows of Joan J which will give me a consistently better crop and make me a happy bunny.

I've also decided to dig out the Strawberry bed and replace with new plants (Marshmello) at home where I can keep a close eye on them.

And finally, here's a cheery chap. 
 What's not to like about Sunflowers?!!


Sue Garrett said...

We have Joan J - she has saved us as all three varieties of Glen thingybobs (Ample, Magna and Moy) are dead!

Woody Wilbury said...

My Glenthingummybobs aren't dead but they may as well be! Go Joan J!!! Do you remember Joan Jett and the Blackhearts? Twice nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!! Go Joan Jett!!

Damo said...

Cracking sunflower wish I'd have grown some this year!

Woody Wilbury said...

Thanks Damo. I think it's probably the best sunflower I've ever grown. And there were actually a dozen of them!

Tanya Walton said...

Well it's all looking good in these photos Woody. Certainly got some wonderful veggies to harvest...and in my personal opinion...incredibly tidy!!

Woody Wilbury said...

Thanks Tanya; I'm pleased with how it's turned out