Saturday, June 28, 2008

milk bar

Some of the Nasturtiums are being attacked by blackfly with a little help from their friends. The ants are acting as guardians while also 'milking' the aphids for their sticky dew. Here's one caught in the act.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

fresh fruit sundae

The sky glowered and there were strong winds throwing the gulls off-track as they flew over the allotments today. Still, the rain kept off. I planted 30 slender leeks (not as thick as a pencil yet) and earthed up the potatoes. The potato plants of my surrounding plot holders are tall and in flower. I was late getting mine in the ground so they have a while to catch up but hopefully we will get a late harvest. The raspberry bushes were weighted down with ripe fruit and a couple of the onions were ready to pull. These are the rewards for a bit of effort on the weekend.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Life cycles

After all that ladybird activity (ahem) last month there are now ladybird lavae crawling around the allotment and hatching out ready for the next cycle...

Thursday, June 05, 2008


I was clearing up around the plants in the yard today and found this little snail had hidden inside an old snail shell in order to keep out of the sun's rays. Talk about re-cycling...