At Home This Week:
On Saturday there were five Rose Chafter Beetles on the newly opened Rhododendron flowers, after the plentiful pollen. It as quite amusing watching their clumsty attempts to push down deep ino the flowers,
and sound of them buzzing throught the air very loud indeed, a much lower note than a bee's flight makes. They always seem full of character somehow
I now have half a dozen Chilli plants to join the inhabitants of my greenhouse, thanks to my daughter,
who posted them to me. They arrived in excellent condition, and once the compost has warmed up (It has been outside) they can have nice new pots to settle into
The temporary plastic grow-houses seem to be standing up to the strong winds, and are
proving their worth, as both are packed with Tomato plants, Dwarf and Climbing Beans, Lobelia and French Marigolds. This leaves greenhouse space for Courgettes, Winter Squashes, Cucumbers, Sweetcorn, Aubergines and now of course Chillies. All good! The first
job of the morning is to open up the fronts of these plastic constructions, and open the greenhouse vents, and do the reverse as the last outdoor job of the evening, along with putting out food for the Hedgehog. Tonight however there is an extra plot visit:
going to light the candles!
That's it for this week's news. I hope everyone is managing to stay well and keep safe, and enjoying the extra time for growing related activities!
I aim to be back next MOnday... who knows, maybe the Beans will be
able to be planted out by then. I do hope so, as they are huge!!