Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Love strawberry

Whilst eating some of our recent produce for lunch at work I came across a beautiful strawberry that was obviously some sort of twinned seed. It isn't two strawberries that have grown close together as they shared the same inners. No obvious divide. Nature can be very weird but inventive!
It was absolutely delicious too!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Strawberries, scarecrows, foxes...must be June!!

Mr Fox has been doing his rounds again but he has become more of an allotment regular recently. He tends to have a snooze in the greenhouse and potters around. Everyone knows him well now. I even got some photos of him. :) Dave built a scarecrow from a hoodie top, can of carling and some odd bits of wood. (Nicknamed 'Worzel Scummage!) We even used Coke bottle tops for his red eyes! The can has shells in it dangling to keep birds off. Dave is thinking of making a second 'lady' scarecrow to protect the crops at the back of the plot.

Mr Foxy

Mange Tout in the ground

Runners & Climbing French bean frames

Smelly comfrey fertiliser
Broad beans... flowering
The first of the strawberries