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    Still not a lot going on. Beds are all ready to go. All the beds will be getting planted up after the cool weekend we're all expecting.

    Beds 1 - 5

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    Bed 6 and the spud bags

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    Beds 7 - 9

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    Flower stand, rhubarb & salad bar

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    View from the south east corner. Cut flower beds in the foreground: the dahlias are putting on leaf nicely, but the zinnias are sulking. There's some tagetes waiting to be planted out. Beds on the right are charlotte potatoes, salads and a cold frame for things waiting to be planted out, and behind that out of sight is a deeper bed with parsnips in. In the middle ground is the wibbly-wobbly tunnel of wibbly-wobblyness, mentioned in hushed tones wherever bean growers meet to discuss epic disasters. I will be astonished if it lasts the season, but mark II next year will be better. ;-)

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    From the north west corner, standing where the shed will be. (It WILL be. It WILL. I have faith.) Teh apparently half bare bed has red onions in it, mostly failing to sprout... Beds from right to left: legumes; potatoes; what will be brassicas when I dig it and get the tunnel up; onions and leeks; leftovers and fruit; raspberries up against the hedge.

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    I'm rather pleased with my builders' bags. Right hand side has an Atlantic Giant pumpkin, a tromboncino and a sunflower. Left has a sunflower, Uchiki Kuri and a Crown Prince.

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    Beds from left to right, actually.... *facepalm*
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    June

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    Strawberries should be ready soon, and the first lot of peas is just starting to flower. The area in front of the peas needs a good weed and will be planted with summer bedding when I get round to it!

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    Loads of fruit on the white currant, less than I'd hoped for on the apple, and nothing at all on the apricot. The Maybach cauliflowers under the net are showing no sign of producing heads yet, and I need the space for tomatoes...

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    Potatoes are growing well. Red veined spinach is now bolting. Tomatoes (desperate for planting) and seedlings in the growhouse and carrots under the net. This year's flowers on the clematis are the best I can remember.

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    More potatoes, strawberries on the shelf and blueberries in the fruit cage. The buckets of compost illustrate the lessening of pressure on space due to having the allotment, but some will eventually be used for winter brassicas.

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    More cauliflowers under nets that are showing no signs of forming heads. The Meteor peas next to the fence are producing a few early pods. More peas in buckets on the far left, and the fennel is bolting. The minarette apple and pear trees under the arch are starting to grow.
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    I took these photos 3 days ago on May 31st it looks similar now,Iíve just added a couple more tomato plants,havenít got my bean poles up yet. Less plants than usual,I lost some tomato plants to the cold & thereís a few things Iím behind with,Ive only just sown carrots & lettuce out there. The peas are alright,theyíre resting on sticks Iíve had two meals from them so far. Some of my onions have been trampled on by the pigeons taking my sticks.

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    May have been over ambitious with tomatoes...

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    Hopefully a noticeable difference

    Bed 1 - 5

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    Bed 6 & spuds

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    Beds 7- 9

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    Salad bar & rhubarb

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    Well with all this rain, not much can be done outside.

    Whats doing well:

    Onions & garlic with vivaldi playing in the background, could do with weeding.
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    Leeks - just planted out, peas and beans. The fruitcage has gooseberry, red and black currant, cherry, raspberry and tayberry.

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    maincrop poatoes: Carolus, alouette and harmony(bakers).
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    Nectarines in the polytunnel

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    and tomatoes in the greenhouse. The small weedy looking plants are peppers. The seed tray at the front has lentils in - a bit doubtful now that they will be planted out.
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    Not doing at all well are squash and courgette, a complete contrast with last year.

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