A wet weekend was forecast, punctuated with thundery showers, and indeed Saturday saw a few squalls pass through, so when I slipped into the garden after breakfast on Sunday it was with the anticipation of soon being driven into the greenhouse by rain.
With August underway, it’s high time for an update on the productive side of the garden.
Upon our return from the Alps, King of the Hill noticed that the foliage of our maincrop Desiree potatoes was displaying symptoms of the early blight (target spot) that Monty Don mentioned in a recent episode of Gardeners World.
This month I’m finally taking the plunge, and joining the EOMV hosted by Helen to track the (hopefully rapid) changes in our garden now that we have the makings of our first partial ornamental borders.
We are sadly starting to come towards the end of our first early potatoes. Every night for weeks we have been digging up a plant or two, giving the tubers a quick wash before plunging them into a pan of boiling water on the stove for a few minutes until they start to soften, and …