Tuesday, 26 June 2007

I ate my first raspberry at the weekend - it was slightly confusing though, as it is an Autumn variety ! I offered it to OH, but he declined it - I think he thought it looked a bit ratty, but I can confirm it was very tasty.

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I'm really pleased with the greenhouse, the peppers and tomatoes are looking really healthy. I can't imagine the lottie without it now.

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I've got four crystal lemon cucumbers growing in the brick greenhouse:

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They didn't grow for ages when I planted them up, so I'm relieved that they've finally got going. I need to try and remember to give them some tomato feed I think at the w/e.

Here is one of my 'ball' courgettes - they have all started to produce fruit, so I can tell which are yellow, dark green and light green. Next door have promised to take some plants.

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Here are my spring planted onions. They are looking a little bedraggled now with all of the rain we've been having lately. I am a little concerned that they might start to rot soon as it is so wet.

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They look so much healthier, stronger and bigger than the winter planted Japanese onions though, which I finally pulled at the weekend. They are pathetically small - my neighbour thinks they had a virus of some sort, as they had brown marks on the leaves.

One of my lesser spotted parsnips:
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