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Anne Noble
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The last three days have been really warm, a bit too hot for us northerners, we just aren't used to it. A day for a little gentle weeding and hoeing in between sessions in the deckchair with a flask of coffee. I tried breaking up concrete-like soil with the...

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There has been a good bit of rain since my last entry, but even so the bed in which I have chosen to put the cleome plants was still quite dry only an inch or two down. I planted out the climbing beans and that bed was nice and damp because I had gone over ...

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The weather is warming up at last, but still very dry. Both old and new pear trees have baby fruit and the apples are full of blossom The runner and french beans are growing well so time to set up the bean frame.  X men style this year rather than wigwams. ...

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Turned out to be a lovely afternoon after a grey cold morning. So I went to the plot to water everything and to plant out the sweet peas and some of the cleome plants. There is something wrong with the blackcurrant bush...  Or half of it I should say... The...

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Now that my new decking is in and looking lovely, I can assemble the plastic greenhouse for the tomatoes. So a busy day potting and building. Tomato plants potted up and tied in ready for summer!

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Went to water everything, there hasn't been much rain for a few weeks, and I found... ta-ra! And they were delicious! I ate them raw, crisp and tasting like pea pods.

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Sowed: french beans Blue Lake  and runner beans Czar . pumpkin Crown Prince and some more basil and coriander for the allotment plant scheme. I would have sown some courgettes but the seed packets have mysteriously disappeared.  I wonder if I could have tak...

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Got some sweetcorn from Thailand from a friend.

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This is one of the surviving beans I sowed in February, nibbled to death by pea and bean weevil. I planted out the new plants beside the old ones.  They no doubt will be attacked too, but there isn't much to be done about it. The onions are improving daily ...

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I gave the alliums a watering of ammonium sulphate solution because they were looking a bit yellow after the vicissitudes of the winter.  That is pretty much everything in the plot as there isn't much else at the moment. The Brussels sprouts seedlings have ...
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